18 Jacksonville parents busted for failing to send their kids to school as police seek 26 more

<p><strong>Slideshow:</strong> <a href="/slideshow/2014-10-21/18-jacksonville-parents-busted-failing-send-kids-school">See the 18 parents arrested for letting their kids repeatedly skip school</a></p>  The Florida Times-Union – by Dan Scanlan

Eighteen Jacksonville parents have been arrested on warrants charging them with repeatedly failing to send their children to school as 26 others are being sought, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

The 44 truancy cases involve children who missed a combined 6,558 days in the last three school years. In one case a child had missed 239 days since 2011 and is now a 9-year-old first-grader, according to prosecutors.  

The children of these parents have the highest absentee rates in Duval County, the State Attorney’s Office said.

The adults were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and failure to comply with compulsory school attendance laws, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Most were arrested Thursday, with others Sunday and Monday, according to their arrest reports.

The Duval County school district worked to improve attendance with these parents, then the State Attorney’s Office’s Truancy Arbitration Program was invoked before arrest warrants were filed as the final resort to improve attendance.

Each warrant carried a $1,503 bail. If convicted, the parents face up to a year in jail on the delinquency charge, which is a first-degree misdemeanor, and up to 60 days on the second-degree misdemeanor for failure to comply.

The 18 are Michael Reams, Barbara Souza, Lashauna Lopez, Trina Arlene Taylor, Justin Frier Sr., Tiffany Brooks-Lamar, Tiffany Furrer, Lucius Corbitt, Afton Nolan, Charlie Thorton, Nikisha Brown, Rachel DeJesus, Aneisha Lundy, Susan Profit, Jackeya Davis, Claudia Tunin, Christina Crook and Kari Pope-Little.

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4 thoughts on “18 Jacksonville parents busted for failing to send their kids to school as police seek 26 more

  1. “The adults were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and failure to comply with compulsory school attendance laws, according to the Sheriff’s Office.”

    Mustn’t interfere with the Homeland’s indoctrination of their future slaves.

    WHEN are you people (NOT Trenchers) going to figure this sh#t out???

  2. Where in the Constitution does it state that children HAVE to go to school or even government indoctrinated schools, for that matter?

  3. Not sending your children to public school is not only not a crime, it isn’t even a vice. I home school my 8 year old as well as myself where we pledge allegiance to education .It’s public education that’s the crime because people are forced to pay for the education of children who aren’t their own to be indoctrinated by the state . The state. The state. The state. They’re just people, too. People who don’t have the interest of people’s best education at heart.

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