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Honor Student Jailed for Missing School ACTION

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: honor student, jail, Texas!, Student rights )

- 2489 days ago -
The Judge in Diane's case said he was making an example of her with this severe punishment. Diane is already an example of how people her age should be acting.


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Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 5:38 pm

Joe R (190)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 4:59 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 5:42 am
already signed, TU Nancy

Jason Green (235)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 9:58 am
263,521 out of 500,000

. (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 1:09 pm

Regina P (65)
Friday June 1, 2012, 7:17 am

Past Member (0)
Friday June 1, 2012, 7:29 am
Signed... Instead of taking care of her, they put that girl into jail...and all because she was too exhausted to go to school... never in my life I would thought that for such a thing you can end up in prison.

paul m (93)
Friday June 1, 2012, 7:57 am i said, was she being builled ? That would make her miss School,,Looks intelligent to me ,,,

Robert Hardy (68)
Friday June 1, 2012, 8:10 am
The legal system in Texas is idiotic.... I did not sign because it will do no good. Who in their right mind would punish a child like that!

Carol H (229)
Friday June 1, 2012, 8:16 am
signed and noted

. (0)
Friday June 1, 2012, 9:14 am
n&s...The authorities should be jailing the scum of the earth who commit real crimes and leave this kid along

Lisa N (204)
Friday June 1, 2012, 9:32 am
Signed, thanks!

PolarBearFan C (79)
Friday June 1, 2012, 11:03 am
signed. thanks.

Nancy Black (308)
Friday June 1, 2012, 12:04 pm
Noted,signed, tweeted, shared and commented. The judge is a joke; a bad joke that should be removed.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday June 1, 2012, 12:08 pm

The ones that should be in jail are the judge who knows nothing of the law nor of common sense and compassion (must be a Republican); Governor Rick Perry who slashed education budgets so drastically that services to prevent/monitor these situations are virtually non-existent; teachers and counsellors who looked the other way while this truly amazing teen was struggling under the weight of adult responsibilities. Now this system that should be supporting her, has further traumatised her by dictating a night in jail and a $100 fine that she can ill afford, nor should she have to do this penance.

I would like to know how many other truants have been dished this same mistreatment? Of those, how many are honours students? How many are from financially challenged families? How many are non caucasian?

Diane Tran, at age 17 years, is already a shining example of responsibility, work ethic, determination, and moral values that this judge, Lanny Moriarty, Governor Rick Perry, and many others would do well to emulate.

Please do the right thing and reverse the decision and see that this young woman receives the support she so desparately needs.

@ Robert Hardy --- This is not about whether signing will do any good, but about standing up and doing what is right. If we do not take a stand because we think it won't make a difference, then nothing will ever change!

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday June 1, 2012, 12:14 pm
Just saw this on the petition site ---
We won!
A week, 258,000 signatures, and $100,000 dollars later, we won our case. DIane's charges have been dropped and her record can be expunged. Although we can't take back the pain and stress she's had to endure, we can all feel hopeful for her future.

Posted By Samuel Oh Petition Organizer
May 31, 2012

Friday June 1, 2012, 1:29 pm
Your message was well written and I agree with several of your points. However, I resent the remark..'must be a republican'.Suddenly your ignorance and bias is showing through. I don't believe this is a matter of any political affiliation but rather a matter of common sense and compassion. Both which are lacking in this case.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday June 1, 2012, 1:50 pm
Signed, thank you!

Jim Phillips (3247)
Friday June 1, 2012, 2:36 pm
Petition signed.

Once again, the state of texass, and judge lanny moriarty show their true colors, lack of human understanding
and compassion, overt racism...

Ty, Nancy.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Friday June 1, 2012, 3:50 pm
Signed and Noted, Thank You Nancy.

Vicky P (476)
Friday June 1, 2012, 4:37 pm
S and N, I didn't know you could go to jail for missing school :s

Mary T (178)
Friday June 1, 2012, 6:20 pm
Already signed and shared, Thanks Nancy.

Friday June 1, 2012, 8:48 pm
This is just so ridiculous. Signed. Thanks Nancy

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday June 1, 2012, 8:55 pm
We have those laws here where I live. They will actually hold a court at the school and some parents attend and some don't. But the student will be fined, probation and or jail for attending school and so on. Here also if the child is a minor, the Parent can get into trouble and go to jail. Bogus as it sounds, it does happen here.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday June 1, 2012, 8:56 pm
Oh, forgot to mention, if your caught fighting on campus, the campus police will take you to jail

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday June 1, 2012, 9:00 pm
#276,555 and gladly signed. The president did note in a address The Nation Speech that all children must remain in school till they graduate or till their 18 years of age or face the conquinces. Bogus.

Jhn Wzt (3)
Friday June 1, 2012, 9:10 pm
id given the school fines n a stern warning not to waste the courts time w a case like this what law did she break? that judge needs to go to jail or get fined for wastin public money dont they have better things to do then to harrass a grade a honor student? but my guess is tht she came from the "wrong" background so they decided to show others to not study so hard. pathetic i say really pathetic

Past Member (0)
Friday June 1, 2012, 10:14 pm
An example of our government trying to replace parental authority.
They are trying to teach younger people to fear them above all others.
Government by fear, revolting.
Signed & Noted

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday June 1, 2012, 10:35 pm
Wow......this poor girl trying to go to school, working to support herself and her siblings and they want to lock her up for missing school. She is 17 years old, she does not belong in jail. The poor girl was so tired she couldn't go to school. It's not like she was out drinking or stealing. She should not have been working, but she had to because of her low-life parents where not there to take care of her and her siblings, like they should have been. You try to do what is right and this is what you get. The school should have been trying to help her with this situation. This is just so wrong. And the judge was wrong to want to send her to jail, what an idiot. I think the ones that should go to jail, are her parents. They are both a worthless piece of crap. The school, judge and the parents are assholes. Good luck to Diane and her siblings. I wish you all the luck in the world, you deserve it. You are very grown up and taking on a lot of responsibility at such a young age. You keep believing and doing what you have been and you will go far. God Bless you and your siblings!!!!

Tamie R (2)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 4:28 am
So, she is an honor student, trying to do the right thing and help her family. Come on, really, let her do what she needs to do to keep her family together and keep her grades up. Obviously, she is already an honor student, she is keeping her grades up and knows how to do that. Now, let her help her family without being jailed.

Joy Wong (100)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 7:34 am
Noted, thanks.

Ludger W (65)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 12:31 pm
signed, noted, ty
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