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Clovis Mother Convicted For Truant Daughter

A Clovis judge has ordered a woman to attend a 16 week parenting course after her daughter collected 44 unexcused absences from Clovis High School during the 2006-2007 school year.

The court showed the actions of April Castillo's daughter are considered "habitual truancy" under New Mexico law, which means she had more than 10 unexcused absences from school in one year.

April Castillo was ordered to ensure her child attends school this year, will have to undergo a 16 week parenting course, and pay $55 dollars in court fees.

Under New Mexico law, a first-time offender will not serve jailtime, but second and/or subsequent offenses is punishable by six months in jail and up to a $500 dollar fine.

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