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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.
Wow! Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. Some people should be ashamed of themselves. F@#$ that judge for not having a heart.
Tran was also fined $100.
Originally posted by MagesticEsoteric
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.
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.
Originally posted by Screwed
reply to post by MagesticEsoteric
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.
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?
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.