Truant son means punishment for W.Va. woman

CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston woman has been sentenced to probation and community service for her son’s excessive absences from school.

The Daily Mail reports that Brenda Wright received the punishment on Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to first-offense truancy. She was sentenced to 90 days of probation and five days of community service, plus court costs. Her 11-year-old son has missed 21 days of school since classes began in August.

Seven parents were ordered to appear before a Kanawha County Circuit Court judge to answer truancy charges but four did not show up. Warrants were issued for their arrests.

Circuit Judge Duke Bloom has been tough on parents whose children miss classes. Earlier this year he ordered several parents jailed in truancy cases.

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2 Responses to Truant son means punishment for W.Va. woman

  1. That is what we need in this country is more Judges like Judge Bloom, All of the problems we have in this Nation is the direct result of panrents action or in most cases non-action.

  2. Parents should be held responsible for their children when they are under the age of 18. They brought them into this life, deal with it. If you can’t control them now or get the help you need to make them productive citizens. You will sadly maybe be the victim or the innocent bystander of what we have just wittnessed in Connecticut.

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