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Police and local leaders believe today is senior cut day, an unofficial high school tradition in which seniors give themselves the day off.

Police will be out in force in Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay, scooping kids up on their way to the beach. Kids can either be brought back to school or to the truancy center in Coney Island. In previous years, law enforcement officers were criticized for allegedly demanding identification from minorities only.

UPDATE (10:00 a.m.) We’ve just got word about some of the stepped up enforcement. Scooters are guarding the footbridge on both sides; mounted, motorcycle and bicycle cops are patrolling the area; and there is a Brooklyn Borough South Mobile Command Post. Undercover officers are walking around near the bus stops in Manhattan Beach, and there are barricades ready to close the beach if necessary. This info is coming in via phone from Dan Cavanagh, the blogger over at GerritsenBeach.net.

To any students reading this, you might enjoy your day a lot better if you stay away from the beaches.

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  • winson

    lots of students also cut class today to protest the MTA's plan to eliminate free student MetroCards and the comments they said were quite ridiculous. students actually plan to cut school just because they do not have a free ride, which i remind you is a privledge, not a necessity. those cars have a bad influence on everyone and need to be cut.

  • kittygraves

    Wow – when I was in school in the 61 precinct the cops didn't bother us at all on senior cut day. Then again, the cops didn't bother us much on any day except for the Paddy Wagon that was manned by Angioli and his partner. They'd bust us at Dombos on Ocean Parkway every single day…. Carl, the cop stationed at Lincoln, however, was amongst the coolest of the cool. Leave the kids alone.. cutting a day of school is a rite of passage. They're seniors, they're graduating. A day off isn't going to hurt.

  • kittygraves

    Wow – when I was in school in the 61 precinct the cops didn't bother us at all on senior cut day. Then again, the cops didn't bother us much on any day except for the Paddy Wagon that was manned by Angioli and his partner. They'd bust us at Dombos on Ocean Parkway every single day…. Carl, the cop stationed at Lincoln, however, was amongst the coolest of the cool. Leave the kids alone.. cutting a day of school is a rite of passage. They're seniors, they're graduating. A day off isn't going to hurt.

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