Texas Judge Throws Working High School Student in Jail

A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student n jail for tardiness and truancy at school but there is a lot more to the story.

By Jorge Rivas May 29, 2012

Last Wednesday a Texas judge arrested a 17-year-old teen for missing school. But Houston’s KHOU covered the story, shared some more context and it turns the young woman is actually an extraordinary student who works tireslessly to support two siblings.

Dianne Tran says her parents divorced and left Houston "out of the blue" leaving her to support an older brother at Texas A&M University and a baby sister who lives with relatives. Tran currently lives with one of her employers–she has a full time job at a dry cleaners, works at a vineyard on weekends and goes to high school.