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Oh boy, I shall see you all in thirty days! (I hope not)
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Edit: Holy shit. Sorry about the thread posting FIVE TIMES. It won't let me delete the threatds. Please delete asap.


The entire time I've been doing online school, I've had a shit ton of technical issues. Stuff doesn't load, freezes, etc. Mind you, this website for my online school looks like it was built in 2000 with the prototype flashplayer. I haven't seen a single reference in the lessons to a computer that isn't a gateway monster.

Now I get to see my PO this friday. We are supposed to meet every two weeks, but she completely blew us off for the last month. Did not respond to calls, etc. We did everything short of driving down to the juvenile court and asking to see her (with my mom's work schedule that would never be possible). I am not sure how well informed my PO is of my technical issues. I'm worried I'm going to walk in on friday and get handcuffed on the spot. I mean, it has happened to me before....

Picture it. Sicily. 1940. (Anybody get that Golden Girls reference? Mwahaha)

But really, it was may. 18th or 19th or something like that. I was in court getting ruled upon. Judge goes "I'm going to find you guilty of violation of probation. I declare you shall be fined (around 100 dollars) in court costs of fee. You shall complete a mental health evaluation. You shall complete 24 hours of community service.)

My family takes a collective sigh. Prematurely. About 10 seconds after reading these things off.

"You shall also complete a period of detainment in the Juvenile Detention Facility for a period of five days, from may 19th to may 24th. You shall be taken into the Detention Center starting tonight, at this time, on may 18. This shall not be counted towards time served"

Bam. Sucker punched. It was so bad in that jdc. It was so cold. The cells were covered in something yellow. Racial slurs covered the walls. I feel like sometime in the future I will have some emotional issues involving JDC. It was really bad. You all never want to go there. Trust me.

Anyway, I've heard it tossed around that I was "lucky" not to be sentenced to thirty days (because, even though I was doing very well with online school and having no technical issues at the time, taking me away from my source of learning somehow was HELPING ME). I am worried that my PO is unaware of the issues I have faced and that I will be indited on the spot. Or, at the very least, held for around 24 hours until I could be put on trial and explain how I was literally unable to complete schoolwork.

Or maybe the judge doesn't like me, says it isn't an excuse, and will sentence me to 30-90 days, or even to a Youth Detention Facility.
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Wow that's horrible. I guess just stay tough and well... Anyway who designs an education site in flash. Horrible, horrible idea.

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What the hell is wrong with those people... do they even have any braincells at all... those aren't even questions... sigh. Cuckoo

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I wonder what online school you went to. I spent time in one, they eventually gave me a new computer when the first wasn't working too well.

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