A 10 year old boy in Alabama was suspended from the bus for a week. His mom made him walk the 4.6 miles to school.
The police cited that her boy could have been injured or abducted. She may now be charged with child endangerment and face one year in jail and a fine of $1,000.
What would she have faced if she didn't send her son to school?
Obviously the police have not heard of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program to curb childhood obesity.
If the police are concerned about abductions, go after the abductors, not the parents. If the kid is supposed to go to a school the state decides on, don't take away the transportation. If you suspend him from the bus, suspend him from school.
The things the state tells us to do is done at the point of a gun. Now a mom may go to jail because she made her son go to school, like the state tells her to do.