View Full Version : Mom is in jail because her sons skipped school

01-29-2010, 11:01 AM
It's come to this: When children don't go to school, their parents could go to jail. At least in Orange County.

Sonia Lopez is serving 108 days in jail, one day for every day of school her two sons missed,

reports wftv.com
One of them is a fifth grader at Pinar Elementary School. Lopez was convicted of two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, because her two sons missed dozens of days of school. She doesn't think it's fair.

“They're not seeing there are absences there that are just not my fault,” she told Eyewitness News. Lopez said her sons are involved with gangs and she can't control them.

“They don't want to listen. The reason why, is because these people, they're having sex, they're giving them drugs,” Lopez said.