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Updated: 03/19/2017 09:50:01AM

7 parents charged with truancy

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SEBRING — No one is calling it a new initiative, but Sebring Police and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven parents for truancy last year.

One parent was charged with five counts of failure to have a child attend school. After a plea agreement, she was sentenced by County Judge Anthony Ritenour to 12 months probation and fined $375 plus the cost of prosecution, said Assistant State Attorney Gary Ellis.

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