Two news items in one day after a drought! This one is about several parents being arrested- because their kids racked up too many unexcused absences. I am not really sure how to feel about this one. After all, parents do have a responsibility to make sure their kids are educated. But handing them over to the police? (shakes head in bewilderment). As long as this doesn’t involve criminal charges- unless they were doing something illegal with the kids- I guess it can’t hurt to scare them a little in front of a judge.
15 Fla. Parents Arrested In Connection With Children’s Unexcused Absences At School
2 thoughts on “…and get their parents in trouble!”
I wonder if said parents were aware that the students were habitually absent?
Hopefully the judge will determine an answer to that before passing any sort of judgement or sentence.