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Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy

Quote:Honour student who works two jobs to support her siblings after her parents split up and left town is put in JAIL for missing school due to exhaustion
Diane Tran, 17, thrown in jail for one night because of repeated absences from school
Honours student has been working two jobs to keep family afloat since parents' divorce
Has been taking advanced placement and college courses in addition to jobs and missed school due to exhaustion
Spent the night in jail for truancy

An eleventh grader in Texas was thrown in jail - just for missing school.

However, honour student Diane Tran, 17, is no lazy truant. In fact, she's quite the opposite.

Since her parents divorced and left her and her two siblings, she has been the sole breadwinner and works two jobs to keep the family afloat.

Ms Tran said she works a full time job, a part-time job, and takes advancement and dual credit college level courses at Willis High School.

'[I take] dual credit U.S. history, dual credit English literacy, college algebra, Spanish language AP,' she says of her impressive academic workload.

However, the high-achiever cannot devote as much time as she would like to her schooling as she often misses an entire day, reports KHOU.

Ms Tran says that her parents divorced 'out of the blue,' leaving her and her two siblings to fend for themselves.

'I always thought our family was happy,' she said.

Now, it's up to Ms Tran to support her siblings, who include an older brother at Texas A&M University and a younger sister who lives with relatives.

Local authorities are using Ms Tran's case to crackdown on truancy.

Judge Lanny Moriarty ordered the exhausted student to pay a $100 fine and spend 24 hours in jail as a lesson.

'If you let one [truant student] run loose, what are you gonna' do with the rest of 'em? Let them go too?' asked Judge Moriarty.

He had warned her last month to stop missing her classes.

Ms Tran's employer at the Waverly Manor wedding venue, where Tran works during the weekend, suggested that the authorities should 'help [the family], don't harm them'.

Ms Tran also works full-time at a dry cleaners. Her co-worker and classmate Devin Hill told the network how hard her friend works.

'She goes from job to job, from school, she stays up 'til 7 o'clock in the morning to study' she said.

On the homepage of the school's website, there is a warning to students to be vigilant about their 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,' it states.

However, locals are arguing that Ms Tran's case is unique and should be treated with more leniency.

Ms Tran, in the meantime, is worried this could mar her future ambitions - she one day hopes to become a doctor.
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RE: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy

It's either die of exhaustion or go to jail? Is this 1945 or something?

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RE: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy

I remember reading an article years ago about truancy in Texas that said once a student turned 17, the cops could no longer go after them. Has the law changed recently?

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RE: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy

Anyone else see flaws in this story? One they're saying that she only has two siblings, one in college and one living with relatives. Who is she supporting? If she's really trying to support an older brother he needs his ass kicked. He's the one who should be taking a gap year and taking care of her. Second acording to this article she gets absolutely no time to sleep. She goes from school to job to home where she 'studies until 7' that leaves her with literally zero hours for sleep. I can understand if she's only getting 3 or 4 hours sleep, but if she went even two days without sleep before she skipped school she would go nuts. I went almost 2 days without sleep and I wouldn't even walk straight.

Finally this is Texas. Since when do they give a damn what a 17 year old does? You can drop out and marry your cousin at that age. It also goes back something I've mentioned before, that typically truancy cops don't go after kids who are about to age out of the system.


Tl;dr I'm really not trying to troll, but my bs detector is going through the roof with this story.
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bad.

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Bullshit detector. It means I doubt this story is legit.
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The story is real. There are multiple articles about it all over the Internet.

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Wtf
Now why did her parents have to LEAVE her and her siblings?!? Could they not stay with them?! Do they even CARE??!

If I was the girl, I would sue the LIVING SHIT out of that school. That should wake other kids up to what these prison schools really are, PRISONS.
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Why do girl have 2 pay 4 failing marij

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RE: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy

she must have enormous ovaries to not have raged at the stupid-ass fucking judge like I would have probably done.
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(05-31-2012 12:13 PM)Lunatic Wrote:  she must have enormous ovaries to not have raged at the stupid-ass fucking judge like I would have probably done.

Fucking this... Sadly her track record shows obedience to an imo negative level.

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If i could i'd give that twat judge a beating.

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(05-29-2012 03:34 PM)hahaha12345 Wrote:  Why do girl have 2 pay 4 failing marij

Lol wut?
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Oh an I just got a petition in the email about this:
http://www.change.org/petitions/honor-st...tion_alert

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Some group in louisiana has set up a scholarship fund for her. So far they've gathered over $70K. Money she would have never recieved had she not been sent to jail. So all things considered the judge did her a favor.
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LOL how ironic
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Did anyone else catch how evil the judge's name is?

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(06-01-2012 12:39 AM)AWOL Wrote:  Did anyone else catch how evil the judge's name is?

Quote:Judge Lanny Moriarty

What?

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Fucking. Moriarty.

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(05-31-2012 11:20 PM)Aya Wrote:  Some group in louisiana has set up a scholarship fund for her. So far they've gathered over $70K. Money she would have never recieved had she not been sent to jail. So all things considered the judge did her a favor.

What if..... That was his plan all along?

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His, referring to the judge.
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I know. I just don't get the evilness in his name.

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