published Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Alabama couple gets jail for kids' truancy

Two North Alabama parents are behind bars in Huntsville after a judge sentenced them to jail for letting their children miss too much school.

Sydney and Laurel Benson are in the Madison County Jail after a judge sentenced them on truancy charges for letting their four children miss a total of 299 days of class this year.

Judge Claude Hundley ordered each parent to spend 10 days in jail, and they'll spend two years on probation.

Judy Rushton, director of pupil services for Huntsville city schools, called the couple the "Bonnie and Clyde" of truancy. She said the couple would move every time they had a court date.

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