Lansing Schools Crack Down on Truancy During Count Day

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It's Count Day across Michigan. While teachers tally numbers in the classroom, something else is being done to bring in students who don't show up for school.

Six officers from the Lansing School District's Public Safety Department were out rounding up kids, bringing in ones that have been truant so they too can be included in the count. It's something the district has been doing for years, sometimes even with help from the Lansing Police Department.

With a list of about 45 students to look for, the day has been successful, especially for Officer Sam Campbell and his partner who were assigned 15 names. Campbell says they transported five individuals to school and found six others already in class, while the remaining ones didn't answer their doors.