Man jailed when daughter fails to get...

Man jailed when daughter fails to get diploma

There are 133 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 13, 2008, titled Man jailed when daughter fails to get diploma. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A man ordered by a judge to make sure his daughter hit the books has found himself in jail because she failed to earn a high school equivalency diploma.

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interesting

Bethlehem, PA

#1 May 13, 2008
And so she better hurry up and get that GED. Very interesting and should have given Dad the power over this child that he didn't have before. He didn't use it. He could have. He could have contacted the judge if she wasn't complying. As for the mother, they say 'his child' so maybe she's not the bio mom. Otherwise, she should be just as responsible. Anyway, this is creative and should work unless the child would want the parent in jail out of spite. Parent shirked responsibility yet again.
Bob Walton

Crofton, MD

#2 May 13, 2008
Ms. Cornwell, the AP Writer, has done an admirable job of protecting the identity of the judge, IMHO, a failed public servant.

I would have hoped the judge holds his(?) position at the discretion of Cincinnatti's voters and that they react in an appropriate manner.

The public has been ill-served by both the judge and Ms. Cornwell.
dr no

Latham, NY

#3 May 13, 2008
Bob Walton wrote:
Ms. Cornwell, the AP Writer, has done an admirable job of protecting the identity of the judge, IMHO, a failed public servant.
I would have hoped the judge holds his(?) position at the discretion of Cincinnatti's voters and that they react in an appropriate manner.
The public has been ill-served by both the judge and Ms. Cornwell.
don't blame cornwell for omitting the name of the judge in this story. she did report the name: judge david niehaus in the story she filed on may 12th. it is possible the name was removed from the story filed on may 13th at the direction of an editor.
Pete

United States

#4 May 13, 2008
Wow. Who'd have thought in this day and age, we'd EVER hold parents responsible.
Jules Winfield

Honolulu, HI

#5 May 13, 2008
If he wasn't any help before, 6 months in jail sure as h e l l won't help either.
Theresa F

Naugatuck, CT

#6 May 13, 2008
Pete wrote:
Wow. Who'd have thought in this day and age, we'd EVER hold parents responsible.
No Kidding. It's about time a parent is responsible for something. How about holding parents responsible for the gang banger kids who are selling drugs and shotting things up. What about them? The parents are probably already in jail.
mary

Dundalk, MD

#7 May 13, 2008
I don't know, when my son turned 18, I was no longer privy to his information for medical or college, because he was an adult. I think it would have worked better to put the 18 year old in "jail" until she got her GED then let her out. After all...she is an adult.

and yes, I'm being pissy about this rediculous judgement
Judicial Tyrany

Bethlehem, PA

#8 May 13, 2008
Its nice for these judges to sit in their ivory towers passing judgment on the way other people deal with misfortunes of their lives (bad children) perhaps we should start sending parents of down syndrome children or jews to jail so they stop pro creating them.
Julian

Akron, OH

#9 May 13, 2008
This judge should be thrown in jail for sheer idiocy. If a "child" of 17, 18 or 19 refuses to go to school, do homework or comply with a parent's rules, there's not a whole lot that can be done - even if you could lock the "kid" in a room with nothing but schoolwork, you can't force them to read and write. For as long as kids have been going to school there have been those who simply don't do the work, get decent grades or graduate. Let this young woman face the consequences of her actions and go out and work two low-paying jobs just to get by until she decides that she wants something better and is willing to pursue it. God forbid that "children" of 18 be held responsible for their own actions.
Vic

Stafford Springs, CT

#10 May 13, 2008
I hope this young woman remembers to send her father a card on fathers day, preferably with a copy of her GED.
Native born

United States

#11 May 13, 2008
Hummm, the rapist and the armed robber get the ACLU to back them (remember, they are a product of a bad environment), but no one has a problem tossing a hard working father in jail.

Don't ya just love the bleeding hearts.
Leon

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 May 13, 2008
Bob Walton wrote:
Ms. Cornwell, the AP Writer, has done an admirable job of protecting the identity of the judge, IMHO, a failed public servant.
I would have hoped the judge holds his(?) position at the discretion of Cincinnatti's voters and that they react in an appropriate manner.
The public has been ill-served by both the judge and Ms. Cornwell.
The AP is a propaganda unit of the left. They love Obama and Al Qeada.
gretty_d

Easton, PA

#14 May 13, 2008
interesting wrote:
And so she better hurry up and get that GED. Very interesting and should have given Dad the power over this child that he didn't have before. He didn't use it. He could have. He could have contacted the judge if she wasn't complying. As for the mother, they say 'his child' so maybe she's not the bio mom. Otherwise, she should be just as responsible. Anyway, this is creative and should work unless the child would want the parent in jail out of spite. Parent shirked responsibility yet again.
Maybe you should read the story.

The kid lives with her mom. The dad is remarried, and the woman he married is the one who was saying they'd take her to school and she'd just walk out another door.
RED BARON

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 May 13, 2008
Native born wrote:
Hummm, the rapist and the armed robber get the ACLU to back them (remember, they are a product of a bad environment), but no one has a problem tossing a hard working father in jail.
Don't ya just love the bleeding hearts.
Exactly. I swear that society is completely going 180. What once was good is bad. What once was bad is good. Sounds like a recipe for failure.
Jessica

Orlando, FL

#17 May 13, 2008
He should have raised his kid better!!Why isn't the mom in jail too?
Jessica

Orlando, FL

#18 May 13, 2008
PHILLY wrote:
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that's why you can not vote for the democraps that continually send our tax money to support these people and their groups. Yeah repubs aren't pefect, but at least you know they would never give to aclu type racist/whiny/useless groups.
Would you rather have another ignorant 19 year old single mother out there? So you are damned if you make her get her GED, but if she doesn't she will use welfare and feed off the system. Which one do you choose???

“Merry Holidays!”

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#19 May 13, 2008
Pete wrote:
Wow. Who'd have thought in this day and age, we'd EVER hold parents responsible.
We should hold ADULTS responsible for their behavior.

“Merry Holidays!”

Since: Mar 08

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#20 May 13, 2008
gretty_d wrote:
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Maybe you should read the story.
The kid lives with her mom. The dad is remarried, and the woman he married is the one who was saying they'd take her to school and she'd just walk out another door.
I believe it. That's why the girl should be the one to pay for her mistakes -- and pay she will. Chances are taht her career possibilies and earning potential will be greatly diminished with a GED instead of a diploma. Without even a GED she can probably look forward to fast food restaurant cashier. Maybe.
Darwin

Somerset, NJ

#21 May 13, 2008
Police state! Why is the father locked up for his adult daughter's behavior? If she was 15 or 16 and skipped school, I understand parental responsibilities, but at 18, they can't legally force her to do anything. I am not a lawyer, but it seems as though this guy's civil rights are being violated to the extreme.

“" Speak the Truth "”

Since: May 08

Town Near You

#22 May 13, 2008
I am glad finally they making the parents responsible for not raising their kids properly.
Now if they could make the parents pay for the baby food and dipers and removed them from Welfare that will be a great step towards a bright future.

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