Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Arrested for Not Registering Home-Schooled Kids


FONDA -- A Montgomery County couple has been arrested on child endangerment charges for failing to register their children with the school district as they were home-schooled, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

The Cressys were issued appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Glen Court at a later date. The case has been turned over to the Montgomery County District Attorney and the Child Protective Unit.

Hoffman said the Cressys have since submitted a home-schooling curriculum, which he has approved. 

An arrest seems a little harsh, especially on child endangerment charges.  Some might suggest that the most problematic and unsafe school districts in the country should face child endangerment charges themselves.

For more on the Montgomery County case, read here.


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Having the parents arrested and charging them with endangerment is extreme, but the officers working in law enforcement, including the prosecutor are supposed to enforce the law obviously.

I do not know how the statue reads in that particular jurisdiction, but maybe the statute is worded so that failing to register children with the local school district authorities is endangerment.

Posted by: Tulsa Attorney | Jan 9, 2011 6:21:19 PM

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