Sikeston school officials, with DPS, are tackling the crime of falsifying school excuses.
Last spring police say that Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller contacted them after some students and parents had passed fake doctors' excuses at their schools.
Some of the attendance secretaries received the fake doctor excuses after the student was said to have been sick or seeing a doctor the day before.
"We noticed it was the same kids with a large number of absences. That's when we started to see a pattern," said Borgsmiller.
After trying to verify if the excuses were real, they found a number of the excuses to be fake.
"When the building started checking all of the absences and then to verifying them; (the doctor's offices), they said we have not seen them and we did not write that excuse," Borgsmiller said.