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August 3, 2005

Albany- On the first day of school here in Dougherty County, there's proof that parents better make sure their kids go to class.

An Albany woman was arrested under a new law that makes parents responsible if their kids skip too much school. Tabatha Woodall was released from jail on bond. Prosecutors say they'll issue warrants for other parents who don't follow the rules.

"If they don't comply with the new truancy law we will, absolutely seek warrants," said Ken Hodges, Dougherty District Attorney.

Penalties for parents include jail time of up to 30-days and fines over 100 dollars.

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