Southern High, police target truants

April 25, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Southern High School will use off-duty city police officers to patrol to discourage truants from loitering, fighting and disturbing merchants in Federal Hill, school officials have announced.

"Please understand we are operating from a no-tolerance level," Principal Darline C. Lyles told parents in a recent newsletter describing the project of city and school police and the education department.

Ms. Lyles said students who do not have passes to be off the school's Covington Street campus will be suspended if caught roaming in the neighborhood.

First-time offenders will be returned to the school and repeat offenders will be taken into police custody.

Pub Date: 4/25/96

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