Diane Tran Online Petition Reaches 31,800 Petitions, Honor Student Enters Jail For Missing School
The online petition asking judge Lanny Moriarty to cancel the sentence and fine for Diane Tran has reached more than 31,000 signatures.
Check out the online petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/honor-student-jailed-for-missing-school-ask-the-judge-to-cancel-her-fine-and-sentencing
Who is Diane Tran?
Diane Tran is a 17-year-old honor high school student in Texas who takes advanced placement and dual credit college level courses.
According to the report, Tran has a full-time job, a part-time job and takes advanced placement and dual credit college level courses. At that same time, she is also helping her older brother who studies at Texas A&M University and a baby sister who lives with relatives in Houston.
The teenager, whose parents were divorced, reasoned out her works for missing her classes. She was ordered to spend 24 hours in jail and pay a $100 fine when she missed her classes last week.
What rule/law did she broke?
Texas Education Code 25.0951 law, as posted at Willis Independent School District’s official website, says that they “may refer a student to a juvenile court who has absences without excuse of ten days or more or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year.”