PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A suburban Detroit school district says no student should be punished for missed work during the coronavirus pandemic.
The statement comes two days after a news organization reported that a judge placed a teenager in juvenile detention.
ProPublica reported that the 15-year-old girl has been in Oakland County’s Children’s Village since mid-May for violating probation in a case involving allegations of assault and theft.
A judge cited a “failure to submit to any schoolwork and getting up for school.”
The Birmingham school district says it’s not a party in the case. The district says students shouldn’t be punished for problems during the sudden switch to online learning.