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Eleven Overton High School Students Caught in Latest Truancy Operation


September 20, 2013

West Flex officers today conducted a truancy sweep in the area of Overton High School.
Officers charged eleven juvenile students with loitering during school hours for attempting to leave the campus while school was in session.  Additionally, two adult students were stopped for leaving school early.  School personnel were notified of the adult students’ absence.  
During the truancy initiative, officers in unmarked vehicles watched for students who appeared to be skipping school.  Uniformed officers then made investigative stops of those who appeared to be in violation.
The truancy operation is an on-going effort between the police department, Juvenile Court, and school officials to ensure that students are in school and remain there until dismissal.