Permission granted: 1st graders petition for longer trick-or-treat hours

CLEVELAND (WITI) -- First graders in Cleveland took the city to court to get more time to trick-or-treat!

53 students marched to City Hall to ask the mayor to extend hours for Halloween. To make their case, they interviewed more than 500 students and staff at their school asking if they agreed.

They even put together a demonstration for the mayor.

As for the results...

"I'm granting by order of my official office the extension of Halloween on October 31st from 6 to 8:30 p.m., an extra half hour for you," said Gary Starr, Middleburg Heights Mayor.

The students were learning about how government works in their classroom. Some of their reasons for extended hours, the benefits of extra exercise, and more time for kids with working parents.