Parents may be responsible when their children habitually cut class.

POSTED: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 10:57pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

Truancy is a huge problem in East Baton Rouge parish. The EBR Mayor-President and District Attorney believe there’s a direct correlation between students skipping school habitually and crime. They’re working to set up a task force before the new school year begins and are looking at holding parents responsible when their children habitually cut class.