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Police Go After Parents with Truant Children in Sacramento

Dozens of Sacramento County parents will get a wake up call from law enforcement officers this morning when police conduct a truancy sweep.

Officers are serving warrants to 90 parents suspected of failing to send their children to school.

Parents arrested during the sweep will face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It's a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Authorities say it usually takes 30 unexcused absences to merit today's drastic action. According to police, other means of intervention had been tried with all of the parents who will be served today.

(This story was provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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