Delaware County prosecutor charges parents over truancy


A central Indiana prosecutor says he's looking to crack down on parents whose children are frequently missing school.

That push has led to the filing of child neglect charges this week against four Muncie women.

Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold tells The Star Press that the charges involve children who've missed between 45 days and 72 days of school. Arnold says the schools tried through letters, phone calls and personal conferences to correct the attendance problems.

The four women charged are being told to appear in court for initial hearings later this month.

Arnold says he is reviewing other reports of children repeatedly missing school and that other parents could face charges.

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