• Muskogee mother says her son was arrested after school absences

    By: Paris Holmes

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • A Muskogee mother told FOX23 that her son was arrested because he missed too many days of school.
    • The mother, Stephanie, says the school told her that her son had 18 absences, most of which she says were excused by doctors.
    • The student was handcuffed and taken to the Community Intervention Center.
    • Muskogee Public Schools said they send out a warning when a student misses classes four times in a four-week period. On the fifth absence, a citation is issued, which parents have to sign. Escorting a student to CIC is a last resort.

    A Muskogee mother told FOX23 that her son was arrested because he missed too many days of school.

    She says she got a phone call on Wednesday saying her son was taken to the Community Intervention Center in handcuffs.

    The mother, Stephanie, says the school told her that her son had 18 absences. Many of them were excused by doctors, according to Stephanie.

    Muskogee Public Schools said they can't comment on specific cases, but they said they send out a warning when a student misses classes four times in a four-week period. On the fifth absence, a citation is issued, which parents have to sign. They say escorting a student to CIC is a last resort.

    Stephanie admits she was supposed to go to the school to sign the paper but couldn't make it because of family issues. She said it is her responsibility and her son should not be punished in that way.


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