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Police say Boston students plan to skip school today

Massachusetts State Police said they’ve learned that today, with the temperature expected to rise into the 80s, is Boston school “skip day” and warned students that they will not tolerate lawbreaking at the beach.

State Police said they were sending “numerous assets” to beaches in Revere and Boston, including Revere, Carson, Constitution, and Castle Island beaches.

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“We respect all who use beaches in adherence to law, but will take action against those who act disorderly or infringe on rights of others,” State Police said in an official tweet.

“We will keep order and protect all who act lawfully. ... Respect others,” the agency said.

The National Weather Service says the temperature in Boston today will rise to 83.

Around 2 p.m., crowds basked in the sun along Carson Beach in South Boston as around two dozen police and state troopers kept watch along the stretch of Day Boulevard that runs to Castle Island. But the number of beach-goers did not appear to be any larger than would be expected for such an unseasonably warm day.

Matthew Wilder, spokesman for Boston public schools, said that any time the weather is this nice this early in the season, some students might be enticed to skip out on classes.

Overall today, he said: “Our attendance rates are normal, though we did see a slight increase today of absenteeism among high school seniors.’’

Correspondent Patrick D. Rosso contributed to this report.

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