Officials Coming Together to Combat Truancy

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 5:37pm

Mayor Kip Holden and education superintendents from East Baton Rouge Parish talked about how truancy and crime are correlated.

Officials say from six am to six pm is usually when juveniles commit crimes, the time of day they should be in school.

They've come up with an alternative way to get kids back in the classroom.