Parents Arrested When Students Skip School
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The law says that all children must go to school. It is a parent’s responsibility to send their children to school. If a child does not go to school, the parent could get into some big trouble.
One county said that they have 90 parents that have failed to send their children to school on a regular basis. These children have had at least 30 unexcused absences. This is against the law. The police will visit these families.
Many parents will be arrested. They will face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. They could be sent to jail for up to a year and be fined $2,500.
The parents that will be arrested have been talked to many times before. They have been told that they need to make sure their kids go to school. Now they will see that the school and the police are very serious.
(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)