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Honors student arrested for truancy...it gets worse.

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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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houston.cbslocal.com...

Not only an honors student but, one that worked 2 jobs to help care for her two siblings. This one cuts a little close to the bone for me so, my opinion might be a bit biased. Even though, I don't see how this can be justified.

I'm interested in hearing what others have to say about a seemingly devoted sibling going above and beyond to look out for her family, only to be arrested for being too tired to carry the weight of the world.




posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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“If you let one (truant student) run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest of ‘em? Let them go too?” Moriarty asked, according to KHOU.





Why is truancy even illegal? Nanny state at its finest.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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You can really be arrested for not going to school?! At 17 years of age yet !?!


Is that only in that state, or is that all through the US?

I've never heard of such a thing before



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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In my country of origin it is the parents who are held legally responsible for a child attending school, not the child. Strange law.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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Where are her parents? They should be the ones in jail for willfully neglect.

Look at the message this sent. Hard work and sacrifice gets you punished. Is this the message we really want to send to our children?

Disgusting.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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How does putting a kid in jail for missing school allow them to not miss school....

Motards



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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And to some kids, jail might actually seem like an improvement.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Tran was also fined $100.
Wow! Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. Some people should be ashamed of themselves. F@#$ that judge for not having a heart.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Seems like the only ones who are shocked or pissed off are the ones actually living in America.
The rest of the word has already come to terms with the fact that we are a fascist nation.
Only the Americans seem to be stunned when they read # like this.

Why are we shocked!?!?!

THIS IS THE COUNTRY YOU LIVE IN!!!!
YES.......IT IS BETTER IN OTHER COUNTRIES!!!
YES.......IT IS WORSE IN OTHER COUNTRIES!!!

We don't live in other countries.
We live HERE in AmeriKA.
Everything you were brainwashed with in public school about how great our nation is was BULL#!!!!!!!!

Now then,
what's for dinner?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by MagesticEsoteric
houston.cbslocal.com...

Not only an honors student but, one that worked 2 jobs to help care for her two siblings. This one cuts a little close to the bone for me so, my opinion might be a bit biased. Even though, I don't see how this can be justified.

I'm interested in hearing what others have to say about a seemingly devoted sibling going above and beyond to look out for her family, only to be arrested for being too tired to carry the weight of the world.





The system is a sad joke and this judge is an a-hole.




Diane Tran was arrested in open court and sentenced to 24 hours in jail Wednesday after being repeatedly truant due to exhaustion...

Tran, a junior at Willis High School, was warned by Judge Lanny Moriarty last month to stop missing school. When she missed classes again this month, Moriarty wanted to make an example of Tran.

Tran told KHOU that in addition to taking advanced and honors classes, she works full-time and part-time jobs in an effort to try to support her older brother at Texas A&M and a younger sister in the Houston area. After Tran’s parents divorced, they both moved away from the honor student and her two siblings.


There is something wrong in this picture.... why is she supporting her older brother who is in college? Mom and dad both left???? sorry but it just doesn't seem to compute?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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Most American schools have a matching student fund. ( For lack of better terms ) They get so much money for every student in a seat every day from the state and feds. This is why no one cares about education anymore. Its not about learning its about the money. Just like in college. If this country really wanted to get back on top we would remove all the majors that have no real purpose in working life. If you want to take them as a secondary coarse fine.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by Screwed
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Seems like the only ones who are shocked or pissed off are the ones actually living in America.
The rest of the word has already come to terms with the fact that we are a fascist nation.
Only the Americans seem to be stunned when they read # like this.


Nope, I'm also stunned by this. I had no idea truancy was illegal down there, anywhere. Especially for a 17 year old living on her own.

I learn more everyday, about how different our two countries are.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Arresting her? For truancy? Major over reaction in this case... Here is a kid that DESERVES a day off of school every now and then! I look back at my trouble making days, and the leniency with which I was treated, almost seems like a slap in the face of this girl!

Yes she went to court, but I think the court failed her here...They are apparently missing something that is pretty obvious...She is exhausted because she needs help! She is trying to pay some ones way through college! She is trying to support a younger sister as well....No parents are around to help....

Something stinks.... Her parents both moved away and left the 17 year old in charge? Why is the court getting after HER? Where the hell are her PARENTS? Call me crazy, but the court needs to be helping this kid... Not punishing her.


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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl
Where are her parents? They should be the ones in jail for willfully neglect.

Look at the message this sent. Hard work and sacrifice gets you punished. Is this the message we really want to send to our children?

Disgusting.


This is the result of zero tolerance rules. It overlooks sense and common logic. A rule is broken, a rule is executed.

All rules need mandated exceptions for scenarios that are deemed necessary to have them. Specific instances are not possible to be listed, but wording can be done to be more vague and open to interpretation.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth

But I digress...Arresting her? For truancy? Major over reaction in this case... Here is a kid that DESERVES a day off of school every now and then! I look back at my trouble making days, and the leniency with which I was treated, almost seems like a slap in the face, compared to this girl.




It was a conservative Republican judge in Texas. What do you expect? He probably doesn't like Asians - those dern foreigners!



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Yea I got fined 1,000 and my mother 1,500 for truancy after I had alread graduated and had perfect grades they just want your money.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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This is just a sad tale of government micromanaging the lives of the people, abandonment of parents who neglect their children and the grim determination of those caught in the middle of the situation. I think Tran is great. I would arrange a money bomb for her if I could.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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The girl is in a tough spot and all circumstances should be looked at before passing this kind of sentence on her. However according to the article this wasn't just a one off event it has become habitual behavior. To me it isn't an issue of her getting punished for skipping school tired or not exceptional student or not. When you get to the real world if you don't show up for or are late for work, it doesn't matter that you can produce that time missed in your first hour or not you will get warned and fired.

The part that surprises me is that given she is a minor and fending for her younger sibling she doesn't qualify for any assistance or has not tried to graduate early.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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You do get Sick Days and also Vacation in the "real" world as you say so dont be so quick to try and take the opposite view just to do it.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:48 PM
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I don't think any Americans were "shocked" in this thread. Pretty sure all of us know truancy is illegal since we live here.



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