ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 10, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The problem of students "ditching" school introduced.
(Los Angeles: Michele Norris) A solution to truancy in Los Angeles featured; scenes shown to illustrate the effort to keep kids off the street and in school by ticketing offenders, assessing fines against them and taking them to court. [LAPD officer Catherine MacWILLIE, truancy hearing Judge David SEARCY, student Jimmy MEJIAS - cite the consequences of truancy.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The spread of the program to 36 California communities noted.
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