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Valdosta's cracking down on truancy

August 9, 2007

Valdosta - Valdosta Police, City Council and City Schools are cracking down on juvenile truancy.

Teachers will turn absentee lists over to police who will now check to make sure the kids aren't playing hooky. 

Police say they could track down the parents, too.  "We can charge against parents who fail to take the proper steps to assure their children are in school and fail to take the proper steps to supervise their children," says Valdosta Police Chief Frank Simons.

Four officers are now assigned to truancy patrol.  They hope keeping kids in school will help cut back on juvenile crime.

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