The parents of four families who failed to have their children attend school regularly have appeared in court.

Kids failed to turn up for class

Kids failed to turn up for class

They pleaded guilty to “failing to cause a pupil to attend schools” after charges were brought by the Child and Family Agency.

The parents appeared at Letterkenny District Court.

The court heard that charges related to ten children failing to attended two secondary and two nationals schools on dates in September and May 2014.

The parents was charged for failure to attend a number of schools including Loreto Convent, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, St Eunan’s College and Scoil Cholmcille.

The children involved ranged in age from eight to 14.

The court heard that the children had been “absent more than they were present” but there has been “dramatic improvements” in attendance recently.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned sentencing to June 2.





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