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Toledo Police and TPS patrol for truants

This story was adapted from Lisa Rantala's report from News 11 at Noon. This story was adapted from Lisa Rantala's report from News 11 at Noon.

TOLEDO -- Toledo students who don't show up for class today may have gotten an unpleasant surprise. Police are cruising side streets in the first truancy sweep of the school year.

Toledo Police and T.P.S. are targeting schools and students in the area bordered by Summit, Cherry, Manhattan and I- 280.

News 11's Lisa Rantala rode with police this morning and says officers expect to pick up 40 kids by this afternoon.

Toledo Police designated four extra officers for the sweep at a cost of $600. However, this project is federally funded by the Weed and Seed program.

The officers check to see if the kids are suspended and take them back to school or to jail.

The kids will face community service for truancy. 

The sweeps will continue every two weeks through March.

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