Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Online support grows for Diane Tran, the Texas student jailed for truancy...

The clamors for Judge Lanny Moriarty in the State of Texas to lift its decision for Diane Tran have been building with recent update on the petition at Change.org reaching 20,000 signatures as of May 28, 2012.

Diane Tran is a 17-year-old honor high school student in Texas who was ordered to spend 24 hours in jail and pay a $100 fine when she missed her classes last week as reported by Khou.com based in Houston, Texas.

According to Texas law, if a student has ten or more unexcused absences within a six-month period, the school district may refer the student to a juvenile court. “In such cases, resolution of the issue is entirely in the hands of the court,” reads a statement on the website of the Willis Independent School District.

Tran reasoned out her part-time works for missing her classes. She said she is working very hard to support her siblings – an older brother who is attending his school at Texas A&M University and a baby sister who lives with her relatives in Houston. Full story...

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