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Florida city tickets parents of kids who cut class: report

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LAKELAND, Florida (PIX11) -- Kids cutting class can cost their parents money.

Police in Lakeland, Florida are patrolling the streets looking for truants. If they find kids playing hooky, it's their parents who will be forced to pay, WTSP reported.

Tickets range from $58 to $108 depending on whether or not the child is under or over 16 years old. Ticket prices are higher for those under 16. Getting caught can even affect students from obtaining a driver's license.

One officer told the station he can catch up to 10 students a day while on-duty.

"The days I'm out, I do pretty well," he said.