Furious Oklahoma mother claims that her son, 14, has been arrested and taken to the juvenile detention center in HANDCUFFS because he missed too many days at school
- A mother named Stephanie said that Muskogee Public Schools informed her that her son had been taken to the Community Intervention Center on Wednesday
- The school system said the action was taken because Stephanie's son missed class less than the academic year after 18 days.
- Stephanie, whose surname has been edited, says that many of those absences have been excused by doctors
- She admitted that she had received a quote that required a signature from the parents, but returned neglected because she could not go to school because of family problems.
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A furious mother from Oklahoma named Stephanie (above) claims that her 14-year-old son was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center in Muskogee because he missed 18 school days
An angry mother from Oklahoma claims that her 14-year-old son was arrested for missing school days.
Stephanie, whose family name was edited by local media, said that Muskogee Public Schools called her on Wednesday to let her know that her son was handcuffed to the Community Intervention Center.
The school claimed that the action had been taken because Stephanie's son missed less than 18 days of class, although the mother says many of those absences have been excused by doctors.
The school system's policy is to send a warning if a student misses the lesson four times in a month and, in the fifth absence, issues a quote that requires a parent signature.
Stephanie admitted that she had received the quote, but failed to sign it and send it back because, according to FOX23, she could not go to school because of family matters.
Muskogee Public Schools contacted authorities after Stephanie had not sent a signed citation (see above) after her son received a preliminary warning for his absence
She said, however, that it was unfair that her son was punished for missing school, because it is her responsibility to get him there.
Muskogee Public Schools said that coaching a student to the CIC is a last resort.
The attendance policy states: "If within five days after a warning has been issued and the parent, guardian or custodian of such a child does not meet the attendance conditions, the presence registrant must lodge a complaint against the parent, guardian or custodian of such a child in a court of competent jurisdiction for the presence violation.
"If a child with no valid excuse is absent for four or more days or parts of days within a period of four weeks, or is absent without excuse for ten or more days or parts of days within a semester, the attendance officer notifies the parent , guardian or custodian of the child and immediately reports such absences to the city lawyer. & # 39;
The policy does not seem to deal with what happens after the absences have been reported.
Muskogee Public Schools said that guiding a student to the Community Intervention Center is used as a last resort with emergence problems