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Connecticut school looks to charge kids for skipping

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Aug 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-21 18:32:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - The superintendent of a school district in Connecticut has proposed a $75 dollar fine to parents whose kids are caught skipping school. The superintendent, who has been working there for a month, is determined to stop truancy.

People who live in the neighborhood surrounding the school say that kids hang out in the streets around the school, and police have even been called to physical altercations. Neighbors are hopeful that the fines get passed and kids get back into school.