North Carolina mother put in jail because her child keeps missing school

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina mother has been put in jail because her child keeps missing school, according to WWAY.

The TV station reported that Jerri Collis has been charged with misdemeanor attendance law violation after her child had 10 unexcused absences from school.

Collis was sentenced to 10 days in jail, according to the TV station. The principal of the middle school her child attends reportedly sought the criminal summons after meeting with the mother.

A social worker with Brunswick County Schools told WWAY that the law is meant to protect children.

The father of the child said she missed school because she was recently bullied and has some health concerns.