This story makes me angrier than anything I've read in quite a long time. Here are 3 links to stories about it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ailed-truancy--Works-jobs-support-family.html http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/18626605/texas-honors-student-jailed-for-excessive-truancy http://www.khou.com/news/local/People-across-the-country-offer-help-to-honor-student-jailed-for-truancy-154235505.html [Broken] Basically, a 17 year old honors student who works two jobs to support her siblings after their parents divorced. But, such a crazy schedule sometimes leaves her too exhausted to attend school. So what does the judge do? Throw her in jail for a night and fine her $100. Why would he do this? In the judges own words: The judge wanted to make an example of her, but a lot of people think that he should have been more lenient. I certainly think he should have recognized that this is a special case and thrown the case out. I really hope that publicity from this story ends up helping her with college admissions rather than hinder her. If she's even half as good as the stories make her out to be, college recruiters should be fighting over the chance to get her.