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Truant Students Get a Lesson in Discipline

   Kids who skip school learned a hard lesson Thursday morning. Three recruits with the U.S. Army confronted more than a 100 kids who showed up for truancy court. Judge Quincy Beavers periodically holds truancy hearings to keep kids in school.

   The army recruits told students without a high school education, they can forget about joining the armed forces. "You must have a high school diploma," said Sergeant Anthony Stevens. "If you don't have that, we can't help you that much."

   One sixteen year old got a tough ultimatum--either he goes to school, or his mother faces a $13,000 fine and possibly jail time.

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