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One honor student has been ordered by a judge to spend 24 hours in jail and pay a $100 fine for missing school. Diane Tran who is a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student from Willis High School was in the Justice of the Peace court for truancy last month and was warned to stop missing school. Tran who works works a full-time job, a part-time job and takes advanced placement and dual credit college level courses missed more school after the judge’s warning to stop missing classes.

After last month’s court appearance and missing more days of school since, Judge Lanny Moriarty ordered Tran to spend 24 hours in jail and pay a $100 fine. Judge Moriarty admitted wanting to make an example of Tran when it comes to missing school. Tran says that sometimes she is too tired to wake up for school and will arrive after the instructor has recorded attendance.

Reports indicate that Tran’s parents divorced and after the divorce her mother moved to Georgia. The honor student works two jobs to support an older brother who attends Texas A&M University and a younger sister who lives with relatives in Houston. The honor student works at the Vineyard of Waverly Manor on weekends and at a dry cleaners full time.

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