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Mom charged for children's absences

By Ben Carlson

Education is expensive but not sending a kid to school on a regular basis can cost a whole lot more.

One Lawrenceburg mom is finding that out the hard way after being dragged into Anderson County District Court.

The woman’s four children racked up 95 absences this year — 41 of them unexcused — and she is facing a potential court fine of $4,100.

Yep, that’s $100 per unexcused absence, a penalty that skyrockets to $250 per day for a second offense and even 90 days in jail for a third.


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