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Police crackdown on parents over truant kids

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Police crackdown on parents over truant kids
The crackdown involves around 50 pupils. School photo: Shutterstock
08:26 CEST+02:00
Eighty-two parents have been reported to the police in Naples for not making their children go to school, Italian media reported on Thursday.

The adults are accused of letting their children skip school, failing in their obligation to have them educated, La Repubblica reported.

The crackdown involves around 50 pupils, mostly of middle school age.

Many of the children are from troubled backgrounds; half of their parents have criminal records, Il Mattino said.

In Italy, education is compulsory for 10 years, from the ages of six to 16, with tax breaks available for parents for any costs associated with schooling.

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