The father of a 7th grader in Lafayette, California says his son was warned he could be arrested after missing several school Zoom sessions.
Mark Mastrov says he got a letter from Stanley Middle School noting that his son had been absent for more than 30 minutes on 3 occasions without a valid excuse.
A seventh-grader in California was threatened with arrest after missing three Zoom classes, his father says. Under California law, a letter from the school reads, the boy is considered a truant. https://t.co/Lkm2AhkXJL
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The letter states under California law since his son is now considered truant, the school district is required to inform his parents that they could be prosecuted if they don’t make their son attend school — and their son could be arrested.
Are the truancy laws in California too strict? Does the “punishment fit the crime”?
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