Gainesville Police Prepare for End of School Year
School is almost out for Alachua County students and teachers. While summer vacation brings such much needed rest and relaxation, Gainesville police said they won't be getting a break.
GPD said they expect to see a rise in crimes committed by teenage students, especially during the hours when they'd normally be in school.
Police said summer programs like those held at the YMCA help keep students out of trouble with a structured schedule of interesting activities. Something that is very important since most parents are away at work.
"There's a lot of time there for a kid to develop their own interests and they don't always make the best decisions on their own," said Georgette Glaze, Child Care Director at the North Central Florida YMCA.
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