News headline from the Riverside Police Department:
On October 25th, School Resource Officers and Problem Oriented Police Officers from Riverside Police Department in cooperation with Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) conducted a “Truancy Enforcement Project” to discourage truancy in both the Riverside Unified and Alvord School Districts. The project is designed to demonstrate that truancy will not be ignored.
The project also aims to reduce the frequency of daytime burglaries by students who are unsupervised during their truancy from school.
According to Riverside Police Area Commander Dan Hoxmeier, “Through the enforcement of our local truancy laws, we hope today’s truant students will see that for every decision there is a consequence… and realize it is their responsibility to obey the law and attend class.”
Police officers and RUSD attendance investigators contacted forty-one students in order to determine if they were in violation of daytime loitering by minors. Sixteen students were cited for the daytime loitering violation. Five other juveniles were arrested for misdemeanor and infraction offenses.
The truant students were then returned to their schools of origin.
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Friday, October 26, 2012
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