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If she is keeping her grades up and maintaining honor roll status under this grueling schedule then making an “example” of her was stupid on steroids.
Perhaps you could suggest to your friend that he pull his head out of his ass.
Perhaps he has no choice under the law. This school district has had a serious problem with truancy, and I am not sure he had many options.
As for the comment, I suggest YOU tell him. But be careful, he is about 6ft 3 and PACKS! (as do a lot of TEXAS judges)