Tonya McDowell, 34, given 12 year sentence suspended after five years served and five years probation for falsifying documents to get her child in school.
The zoning laws that are in place aim to keep children in their rightful school seats where no one can take them away.
But in scenarios where students end up in the wrong zone either from a parent knowingly using the wrong address or from someone living with another to get their child in their district’s school, lawmakers translate that into theft.
At that point, the child’s parent is stealing another child’s seat from them…and the price is steep if you get caught. (more…)
*The young woman we now know as Carlina White, formerly known as Nejdra Nance, that found her real mother last week after 23 years can now watch her impostor of a mother go to jail.
She described the woman as abusive and said she could never see the resemblance between herself and the woman’s family members.
Her curiosity led her to investigate by periodically checking a Missing Children’s site for any clue that would lead her closer to her real family. She finally got a breakthrough when she saw her baby picture on the site. (more…)