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Hispanic Students Missing From Schools

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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. - The Robertson County school district faces some problems Friday morning after a recent crackdown on illegal immigration. The illegal immigration crackdown led to the vanishing of 11 percent of Hispanic students.

The district has been under state watch for failing to educate pockets of students, which includes non-English speakers.

Now of the 768 Hispanic students, 60 have formally withdrawn and another 25 to 30 can't be accounted for.

Public schools are required by a U.S Supreme Court decision to educate all students - regardless of their immigration status.

If the missing students don't return soon, they will be too far behind to succeed on upcoming achievement tests.

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