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For being absent 16-year-old schoolgirl was jailed

February 8 2007

16-year-old girl from the German town of Goerlitz will hold two weeks in jail as punishment for systematic absence. The Ministry of Education of Saxony said that the decision was taken by the District Court in December after the girl's parents did not pay a fine, but she refused to complying perform community service.

On Wednesday, Judge Andreas Pech told the student without good reason, missed nearly a month training. He added that the girl had not realized the importance of attending school and instead blamed the absenteeism of their teachers.

Moreover, the judge concluded that the parents have nothing to do with the behavior of her daughter. As a result, she was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment, however, serve the sentence, it is next summer, during the holidays.

In 2005, according to the ministry, in Saxony was the beginning of a total of 6016 cases of non-attendance. By law, the case of the plant after five days of absenteeism and after a conversation with the parents did not give positive results.

Meanwhile, there are cases where prison punished for truancy not themselves truants and their parents. For example, in March last year in the UK's mother was imprisoned for three months because her daughter had missed more than four months of training.

A woman pleaded guilty in that she has not provided the school attendance of their 14-year-old daughter between October 2005 and February 2006. Earlier, a woman has been fined three times for truancy daughter. Tells FAKTnews.

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