Originally Posted by Jamesie
It's against the law to skip school (real). Education is compulsory in the United States, hence truancy courts who deal with students, who are truant (cut classes). Unless you have formally dropped out of school, or your parents have cleared you from attending a day (or a number of days), you must be in school.
Not all police forces are omgsoscurry. Good media picks out the basket cases to make sensationalist stories that aren't accurate.
i'm not saying it's legal, i'm saying it's to be expected and punishing something like that with a fine is just stupid.
i also don't think that would be a quality of 'good media'. it's a terrible practice no matter how common it may be.