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    Question: Can I be arrested for not going to school?

    Answer:

    It is against the law for anyone between the ages of six and sixteen to not attend school. However, there are some exceptions through excused absences, home school, etc. Even if you miss just one class period without an excuse, you are considered truant.

    If you miss school a lot (5 days, unexcused) you are considered to be habitually truant (A.R.S. § 15-803). An attendance officer can enforce this law. The officer can give you a ticket requiring you and a parent to appear before an official of the court. (A.R.S. § 15-805) If you are habitually truant you could be put on probation, have your driver's license taken away, or have to attend counseling or educational classes. (A.R.S. § 8-323)


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    On 07/29/08
    Stormy from GA said:
    Ive been doing homeschool for two years now , really love it that way . my moms trying to force me into public school and im not at all ready for it , last year i was attacked in the cafateria by a girl on meth . My mom wont even talk to me about how I feel about it . and really I cant go my nerves arent ready , this isnt a lame excuse the thing is im actually really telling the truth help?
    On 07/10/08
    Nelson from CA said:
    i have probation for not going to school and i was supposed to go and i didnt so im wondering wats gonna happen
    On 03/22/08
    ashley from GA said:
    well i learned alot of new things
    On 03/06/08
    from CA said:
    if u r under age then your parent can get in trouble but when u r over age it ur own responsability!
    On 02/21/08
    jessie from OH said:
    i hate school why do i have to go !!!!!!!!!+
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