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D.C. police pick up more than 4,700 truants this year

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D.C. police have picked up truant students 4,705 times already this school year, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.  The students are missing class but not the opportunity to thieve around the District -- often they are picked up for a crime and found to be truant. "Our single biggest issue with truants right now is burglars," Lanier told Councilwoman Yvette Alexander, D-Ward 7, at a...

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