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German Families Playing Hooky Stopped By Police At Airports, May Be Fined

Officers have launched investigations into more families caught skipping school ahead of a three-day weekend. Parents could face fines up to $1,177. U.S. parents can be fined for kids' truancy too.
Police on patrol in three German airports have launched investigations into 20 families who pulled their children out of school to go on vacation. Source: AFP

German parents are getting busted for taking their kids on vacation when they should be in school.

Police have launched investigations into more than 20 families who were caught playing hooky ahead of a three-day weekend that started on May 19, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported.

It is part of a larger effort to crack

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