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Texas Judge Throws Honor Student In Jail [Pic+]


Alternate title: Local Judge Is Shortsighted, A Total Jackass. 2nd alternate title: Texas Judge Acts Like Typical Texan.

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Date: 05/31/12 02:10 PM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Link: Texas Judge Throws Honor Student In Jail - Alternate title: Local Judge Is Shortsighted, A Total Jackass. 2nd alternate title: Texas Judge Acts Like Typical Texan.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    This girl should get a metal
    These dumbpoo laws don’t help at all. thanks a similar one in Colorado I was forced to drop out and get a GED. Funny, how in collage they didn’t care if I went to class or not.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    She missed too many days of school. If this is the rule, this is the rule.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    Is it so hard to just post the video, IAB? Who wants to click a link to go to a different page to THEN watch the video? Just imbed the YouTube video and provide the link to the article.

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    JustDani Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Poor kid! That`s terrible. :(
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    The Land Of The Free To Do What They Tell You To Do.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    If you let one of "them" run loose. That`s all he needed to say, as far as I`m concerned. Tells me everything I need to know about him.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    this isnt that bad at all. 1 day in jail is liek a scared-straight program. at no point did it say that she was an orphan or whatever, her apretns probably consented to this. it shows her where she could end up if she decided to throw her life way. 100 is easy to come by, its less than a weeks work for most minimum wage workers.

    whats more interesting to me is why did she, an honor student, end up going to court over this? does she have tiger parents?
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    She`s working to support her siblings according to various news sources. Here`s the most pro-judge "news: site I could find with the story: FoxNews.
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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    What are her grades? The point of school is to impart an education. To throw an A-student in jail for truancy is to say that the real point of school is to keep students physically confined within the school grounds. That`s incarceration, not education.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    ``What are her grades?`

    She`s an honor student...
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    She can get put in jail but won`t be able to vote for another year or old enough to buy a few beer for another 4 years. Basically in Texas at 17 you`re old enough to get tried as an adult but not old enough to be treated as one.

    Any 17 year old who can hold down two jobs whilst getting good grades at school should be held up as an example to follow, not made an example of.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Jail time and a record before you even start. That is pure evil.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    "The Land Of The Free To Do What They Tell You To Do."

    wow, I didn`t think this post would be masturbation worthy for you :)
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Reminds me of this. I wonder if someone should look into this `impartial` judge`s financial relationship with the prison system?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    and there is the climax....v v
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    Reason #473 why government schools should be abolished.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    @AntEconomist- Incarceration is about the only thing schools do these days, judging by the quality of the education that is imparted.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    @yusuk: Have you any idea how stupid and bitter you sound? You`re like a nasty drunk that doesn`t like what he sees, but isn`t articulate or intelligent enough to criticise, and so just sits throwing out unguided insults at passers-by. That`s why no-one responds to your posts 95% of the time.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    "@yusuk: Have you any idea how stupid and bitter you sound? You`re like a nasty drunk that doesn`t like what he sees, but isn`t articulate or intelligent enough to critise, and so just sits throwing out unguided insults at passers-by. That`s why no-one responds to your posts 95% of the time."

    double O!!! nice!
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    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Rick Perry is right... Texas should be a country unto itself. The GWB axis of evil would then be complete.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Ill say it then: Truancy is truancy. Honour Student or not, she did truant.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I see a one sided story. She was warned not to miss school or else... she missed school. "Parents divorced and moved away".. ? Did they divorce thier kids? She doesn`t have to provide for a brother in college, and the sister had a home in Houston so what`s the point?

    Bad jounalists! BAD! {rolling up the newspaper}
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    Why the hell is she supporting her older brother who`s in college?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Another example of how zero tolerance policies have failed. Putting people in jail for marijuana is stupid, this is insane.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    >>>Another example of how zero tolerance policies have failed. Putting people in jail for marijuana is stupid, this is insane.<<<


    Not as insane as this: 18-year-old daughter fails maths test, so her father is given a six-month jail sentence. The American justice system appears to be all about the big thieves hanging the little thieves. The courts can`t even prosecute Presidents like Nixon when they break the law, but they can jail kids and fathers at the drop of a hat without even so much as consulting a jury. What a system.
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    buz Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    Fancylad should change the name of the site to "I hate red state", it fits better with his douchebag attitude.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    not as insane as this woman can only acheive orgasm while spewing hatred for all things American
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    I`m sorry, what exactly is a typical Texan?
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    muhtalikuh Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    iab poster acts like a typical iab douche
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    `merica is all about the freedom to abandon your kids to fend for themselves. She has 2 siblings, 2 jobs , and will miss another day of school. But her parents get to do whatever they want, without the kids or responsibility. How many years would that dick set her up for if she left her family behind and said F$%k it, I can`t miss anymore school for you kids? Texass is something to be proud to live in. Most places, the parents would be in jail, Not in Judge Dickheads county. Yeeeehaww for redneck mentality. Glad I never have to ever go back there. Gay cowboys and morons for troopers that would shoot a cow for tresspassing.
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    Way to say it SmagBoy1. " them" are not part of what the judge wants in his county. But he`s ok with letting "them law enforcment people" do their job. Arresting truant students. There "aint" no crime in Texass. `cept to let judge dickwad get into a courtroom. Jeese, I`m glad to never have to go back there. Racism is rampant down there. Sorry, we have no gay cowboys up here, `cept maybe for the judges son. He did`t want to leave brokeback mountain , even if it meant missing school. lol
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    EmagehtmaI Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    I lol`d.

    Kidding.

    Judge is an idiot. She works two jobs and sacrifices her own sleep so she can keep up with her studies. She`s suffered from exhaustion by doing all this. And he wants to teach her a lesson? She`s not cutting class to go to the mall. She doesn`t work, she doesn`t eat.
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    she deserved the punishment. there are organizations set up to help people like her. its HER fault for CHOOSING to work 2 jobs and miss school
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    What the hell kind of journalism is this? Also, everyone calling the judge `stupid` based on this story need to take a look at their own intelligence. Sure, I feel extremely bad for this girl, but justice is supposed to be `blind`. It doesn`t matter that she is in a rough situation or is an `honor` student. (It`s high school. Do you know how easy it is to be an `honors` student, especially if you cheat?) The law is the law. It sucks sometimes, but you shouldn`t expect this judge to make exceptions. What he said was right: It`s not fair to let one person go and send another to jail based on something so subjective. Public education is important. As a country that supposedly is governed by the people, it is extremely important that our `people` are educated to a reasonable extent. Also, I`m pretty sure her parents abandoning her at that age is highly illegal. She should have reported something. I do feel extremely bad for her, but I can`t really hate on the judge for his decision.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    This is going to be another Treyvon Martin case all over again. People aren`t going to care about the law or justice system, they are just going to want their own definition of `justice` applied.
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    Hey Eddy 666. You are as much of a dumbass as the judge. Your comment It doesn`t matter that she is in a rough situation or is an `honor` student. (It`s high school. Do you know how easy it is to be an `honors` student, especially if you cheat?) The law is the law. It sucks sometimes, but you shouldn`t expect this judge to make exceptions. What he said was right: It`s not fair to let one person go and send another to jail based on something so subjective. Public education is important. ou must have missed a few classes yourself. The point the judge made was racist. You " cant let one of "em" get away with it. What if that had been one of your sisters ? Is she one of "them" Bet she runs rampant and will have a shotgun diploma, `cause daddy and the judge deemed it so. It`s not fair to let one person go and send another to jail based on something so subjective. Public education is important. As a country that supposedly is governed by the people, it is extremely i
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    Hey Eddy? Land of the free? When the hell did anyone send kids to jail for missing school? We give them detention or suspend them for a few days and it affects their marks. This kid gets a criminal record for missing school? WTF is your country going to do next? Make alcatraz a home for truant students? But then again, She is an immigrant and so are the parents that abandoned the family. Guess thats ok in the american eyes. as long as the courts have some useless poo to send people to jail. No sense dealing with important issues like murders and robbery/rape and theft. Cops are to busy busting truant students.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    @lokigod47 Whose bright idea was it to connect Africa to the Internet?
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    You know, there are programs to help kids like this. I know a person who managed to hold 2 jobs and only attend one hour of high school a week and she graduated with honors. Attendance is severely overrated.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    @talon0325 First off, you need to calm the hell down. Secondly, did you actually read the story? The comment the judge made wasn`t `racist`. When he said `One of em` he obviously meant people who break the law, probably specifically people who skip school.

    Also, the reason she was tried as an adult is because that`s the way the law in her state works. I personally think it`s stupid, but it`s the damn law. Your emotions and personal opinion can`t and shouldn`t be able to invalidate a written law put in place by our elected officials. If you don`t like the law, do something about it.

    Lastly, everyone is overreacting. The sentence is EXTREMELY light. Why is this even a big deal? ONE day in jail and a hundred dollar fine? Do you realize how MUCH you have to miss school in most states for something like this to even come up?
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    @Sarah
    Right, but this girl wasn`t in one of those programs. She broke the law. There`s no discussing it. The law might be stupid, but all the judge did is uphold the law, that`s his job after all..
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    Here`s what I want to know: Why do people only get interested and up in arms about legislation AFTER it comes up in a case like this? Seriously, if you dumbasses would just pay attention to your state politics in the first place, then you wouldn`t have to bitch about the law AFTER your ass gets thrown in jail.
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:00 am
    One thing to point out: As a journalist, you are supposed to fix grammar and not convey dialect when
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am
    quoting*
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    casidhe Female 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 2:07 am
    Most of the comments under this post make me shrink with horror.Humanity dragged itself out of the slime to evolve into what ? Where is your compassion,your concern,your kindness ?

    The statement echoed throughout this thread that "the law is the law" is inane and vile . It was once the law to burn witches and it was once considered acceptable send 5 year old`s down the coal mines or own slaves and whip them to death if you felt like it....was that o.k with you too ?

    Exactly how is a jail sentence of any length helpful to this young woman ? She needs helping not harming. This is a gross human rights abuse and I am sickened by anyone defending it.
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    ShweeTooth Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 3:56 am
    QUOTE: alternate title: Texas Judge Acts Like Typical Texan
    RESPONSE: drat YOU.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 4:02 am
    @casidhe
    Exactly

    This is petty to real crimes.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 6:19 am
    @yusuksomuch

    LOL! OH YA TALK ANTI-AMERICAN TO ME!! Imagine people from the UK able to see their own problems before whining about others.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Any student that misses 18days of school and is still an honor student is probably smarter than the redneck judge sentencing her. In fact I think the judge had second thoughts.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 9:01 am
    @casidhe Did you even read all of my posts? I don`t agree with this law either, but the law IS the law. Our justice system is supposed to be `blind`. That`s why you`ll see statues or paintings of a woman with a blindfold over her face in many judicial buildings. If YOU don`t like the law, then do something about it. The judge just did his job.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 9:04 am
    @madest
    LOLNO
    It`s high school mate. Being an `honors` student is a joke, especially when the teachers help you out. (Which they would have for this girl, I assure you) There`s not really any punishment for grade inflation in high school. It`s frowned upon by parents and things, but in the end it really doesn`t matter. The better question is, why weren`t her parents punished A LONG time ago? As far as I know, a parent deserting children under the age of 18 is illegal.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Any student that misses 18days of school and is still an honor student is probably smarter than the redneck judge sentencing her. In fact I think the judge had second thoughts.

    It`s such a shame that the US Justice system appears to be driven by the amount of public embarrassment its officials are subjected to. At least this idiot got forced to do a U-turn, even if it was too late to do any good to anyone.

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