Lorraine Cuevas jailed after kids miss 116 days of school

10:59 AM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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(KNBC) -- A California mom is in jail because her kids didn't go to school.

A judge sentenced 34-year-old Lorraine Cuevas of Hanford to 180 days in jail after she pleaded guilty to violating California's truancy law by allowing her kids to miss 116 school days without a valid excuse.

The school board said Cuevas had plenty of warning, with phone calls and letters sent to her home.

California law defines a chronic truant as any student who is absent from school without an excuse for 10 percent or more of the year.


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