Giles said that she had kept Sam at home on one occassion because of a stomach bug and felt it unreasonable to have to take him to the doctor and pay a copay just for a note.
There are so many levels of wrong in this story that it's hard to know where to start. How would other parents feel about a child being sent to school sick simply because the parents could not afford a trip to the doctor for a stomach ailment? Attendance is important but are authorities justified in arresting the parent of a child who appears to be a top performer?
Giles and her husband are considering other education options for their son including home schooling and relocating.