Australia: Police taking part in 'Operation Chrome' launched a crackdown on truancy and break-and-enters in Logan City, with officers in cars and on bicycles, trail bikes, and horses, taking 63 students to school and speaking to a further 100.
A local shopping centre is also cooperating by refusing to serve students in uniform without a leave pass. Senior Sergeant Andrew Dupere said that parents of repeat truants will also be the subject of police action during the 12 to 18-month operation.
"Several of the 63 were roused from their beds and taken to school. They’d never had a police officer turn up at their house and drag them out of bed and take them to school," said Sgt Dupere.