Mother Gets Jail Time For Allowing Kids to Skip School

Don Hammond
May 25, 2012

A mother is headed to jail because she let her kids skip school.

In Kanawha County court, Judge Duke Bloom sentenced Melissa Pennington to 20 days in jail for each of her three children on three counts of second-offense truancy.

Pennington was sentenced to community service earlier this year when it was discovered her children had missed about 50 days of school.

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