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Vinton County Siblings Facing Charges For Skipping School

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Three Vinton County siblings are possible fines and community service for unruly behavior juvenile charges for truancy.

Siblings Alexia and Kailee Moore and Jasmine Green have missed 13 days of school this school year. Their mother, Katrina Moore says some of the missed school days are because of doctor's appointments. She says she takes full responsibility for their truancy.

The single Vinton County mother of five knows in addition to her kids facing possible fines and community service for unruly behavior juvenile charges, she could go to jail if she doesn't make sure they go to West Elementary School every day for the rest of the school year.

"On March 1st we are going to start filing complaints for not sending their children to school and as a result of that parents can be sent to jail," said Vinton County Prosecutor Trecia Kimes-Brown. Kimes-Brown says her predecessor originally handled this case.

"I'm just going to make sure they go to school every day the rest of this year and hope that they dismiss it," said Katrina Moore to NBC4's Denise Alex at her home in Ray, Ohio.

The siblings' court-appointed attorney Jeffrey Griffith says he hopes the charges will be dismissed before their April court date, "This is unusual for children of this age to be charged; but I think the school was just frustrated and needed to do something."

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