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    Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school - Yahoo! News

    Does anybody support and condone the judge's actions and words????


    Or, do you find him to be the biggest prick you've heard in a long time????

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school - Yahoo! News

    Does anybody support and condone the judge's actions and words????


    Or, do you find him to be the biggest prick you've heard in a long time????
    At 17 Years old is it a law to be in school? 3 states I know of you can quit school at 17, maybe in TX it is different

    None the less, the judge is an idiot, IMO
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    I think you have to take these things on a case by case basis. This girl shouldn't be punished.

    On a separate note, I’m not sure how comfortable I am with a judge sitting there explaining himself to a reporter. That was odd.

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    This student needs the assistance of social services or a counselor in school. The judge warned her previously and the Student Handbook is explicit. The judge is reviewing his decision and hopefully will reverse his decision.

    Do You Have Questions About Attendance, Truancy and the Law?

    Texas law is clear that children must attend school. Willis ISD always works closely with parents and students to make every effort to help students and their families follow the law regarding school attendance. Should a student have multiple unexcused absences and a pattern of failing to attend school regularly, the law is clear that the matter becomes the jurisdiction of the court system. In such cases, resolution of the issue is entirely in the hands of the court.
    Texas Education Code 25.0951 states that:
    If a student fails to attend school without excuse on ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year, the District shall within ten school days of the studentís tenth absence:

    File a complaint against the student or the studentís parent or both in a county, justice, or municipal court for an offense under Education Code 25.093 or 25.094, as appropriate, or refer the student to a juvenile court in a county with a population of less than 100,000; or
    Refer the student to a juvenile court for conduct indicating a need for supervision under Family Code 51.03(b)(2).
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    I just always thought it was if you missed x amount of days you could not move on to the next grade.
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    I don't agree with the whole missing school thing being a good enough reason to keep students from graduating or moving to the next grade. If the student is able to keep up with the work, then it should be allowed for them to miss whatever days they need to. Another thing is they need to work on what they consider "unexcused absences".

    This judge is absolutely wrong. His decision should have been based on the facts of this girl's case, not what others might do.
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    I wanted to say "Well the judge himself may be constrained by the law", but he had to go make the dumbass statement equating her with real truants. Nevertheless, perhaps we don't have all the facts. Maybe she pled guilty, and didn't tell her story to the judge. His comments certainly sound like he doesn't know what the story is. Remember, news companies make money when they get you all riled up... and many of them do this by withholding information that completely changes the character of a situation.
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    The Judge is an idiot. The girl obviously has a problem she's missing too much school, however instead of making it easier for her to attend class while taking care of her family, he makes it harder to do both. What is accomplished by his actions? Absolutely nothing, the point of justice should be to solve problems not punish people for having problems thrust upon them by life and thus making their problem worse. I hope this isn't some kind of vicious cycle where that night in jail means she missed a day in school or a day at work and therefore is another missed day closer to being back in front of the judge, or has to skip another day she wouldn't have otherwise skipped to go to work to support her family, again another missed day before being back in front of the judge.

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    This judge is absolutely wrong. His decision should have been based on the facts of this girl's case, not what others might do.
    Maybe they were. It's just possible that the judge is better informed about all the facts of the case than we are.

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    Maybe they were. It's just possible that the judge is better informed about all the facts of the case than we are.
    From what the judge himself said, his decision was based on "what about other students who would see this as setting a precedent", which ignores the fact that she had certain circumstances that were specific to her case. That is why it is best to base the decision on the information available.

    From the information we have, the judge was wrong.
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