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Law officials push for later school day

Merced law enforcement officials say middle school students have too much free time on their hands every weekday afternoon. That is the reason these officials are suggesting the Merced City School District delay ending its middle school classes until later in the afternoon.

School lets out at 2:10 p.m. at Cruickshank, Hoover, Rivera and Tenaya middle schools — which leaves many children unsupervised for at least three hours after classes end each day. During that time, Merced Police Sergeant Thomas Trinidad said the department sees calls for service peak. “When school gets out, we know we’re going to get real busy,” Trinidad said.

Read the full story in Thursday's Merced Sun-Star