LANCASTER – Tuesday was a bad day to skip school in Lancaster. Deputies arrested 19 juveniles and 5 adults between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. as part of a truancy operation.
The following is the press release from the Lancaster Station:
On [Tuesday], May 15, 2012, deputies assigned to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station’s Target Oriented Policing (TOP) and Community Oriented Response and Enforcement (CORE) teams, made twenty-four arrests during a four hour “Truancy Sweep” operation.
Of the twenty-four people arrested, nineteen were juveniles, (16 truants and 3 warrants) and five were adults (4 misdemeanor violations and 1 Parole violation).
The juveniles who were found to be “truant,” were all issued citations and released to their parents or guardians.
The operation was conducted in an effort to combat property crimes that occur during school hours.
Parents are reminded that during normal school hours, all school aged children must be on a school campus, or if not attending school that day, then they must be at home.
This includes those children who are being “Home Schooled” or who are on “independent study”.