2015 Georgia Code
Title 20 - EDUCATION
Chapter 2 - ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Article 16 - STUDENTS
Part 1 - SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Subpart 2 - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE
§ 20-2-698 - Peace officers may take temporary custody of truant children away from home

GA Code § 20-2-698 (2015) What's This?

Any peace officer may assume temporary custody, during school hours, of any child subject to compulsory school attendance who is found away from home and who is absent from a public or private school or a home study program without a valid written excuse from school officials or from the parent or guardian in charge of the home study program.

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