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


    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)

    11 thru 15 of 36 comments     1   2  [ 3 ]  4   5  ...   
    On 12/20/07
    ty from CO said:
    i just wanna know can you go to jail for not goin to school because i havent been goin to school and i gotta go to court
    On 12/19/07
    leslie from AZ said:
    me and my cousin go to the same school and same class my teacher had to get leg surgery and had and the subsitute is cool.my cousin supposlibly was sick and didnt go to school becouse the subsitote was mean and she was not even sick would she get in trouble or her mom.
    On 12/18/07
    from Othr said:
    There are many reasons for a person to not go to school, ADHD for example, or Social Anxiety Depression. No, if you are a straight a student, that's not an excuse to not go to school. If you feel a real problem about school, there are resources and counselling opportunities you can use. Trust me, i suffer from Anxiety Depression and am back at school now. Unfortunately, if you have this problem, this will be something that you will have to struggle with for the rest of your life. And fo all those who haven't experienced it, read a book.
    On 12/13/07
    Jose from VA said:
    I Turned 17 a few weeks ago...and i haven't been to school for 5 weeks and im getting sent to court?? isnt this for kids 6 to 16...whats the worst they can do to me??
    On 12/03/07
    Archis from CA said:
    Hey i just wanted to know if it's the same for people like me who dont go to school often but still have A grades?
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