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Mom of School-Skipping Son Gets Arrested in Long Beach
Blame it on the chronic...truancy. A 43-year-old Long Beach mom has been arrested because her son has missed more than 50 days of class at Washington Middle School. "[Emila] Zamora was arrested Monday after several failed attempts to address her son's truancy, including five meetings with officials, according to prosecutors," explains KTLA. A new law mandates that students in K-8 must not have unexcused absences total over 10% of their attendance time. This isn't the first time truancy, Zamora, and the police have been entangled. "Zamora was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 2007 for failing to ensure her older son's attendance in school, police said."