Remember when the Department of Education purchased a bunch of short-barreled shotguns?
This could be why: The Detroit Free Press: Feds, Detroit police team up for truancy sweep today
Then again, perhaps not. It is not the Department of Education doing the truancy sweeps but instead ATFE.
Perhaps ATFE's agency name has been changed to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Education and no one was informed.
Or perhaps ATFE as part of the program will provide a firearm to each truant Detroit student with as a part of Operation Safe Passage so it can act as an extension and northern branch of Operation Fast and Furious?
Truancy in Detroit is a huge problem and certainly should be appropriately addressed. The question however is what is the BATFE doing dipping into it?