LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (CBSDC) — A 42-year-old Loudoun County parent was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors.
And how did Maureen Blake allegedly contribute to said delinquency? By routinely dropping her children off at elementary school after the bell had already rung.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s office told Leesburg Today that this is the first case where an arrest warrant has been issued for such an offense.
The school system says they first try to work with the parents and the principal of the school before taking such action.
“We understand if it’s once in a great while if somebody’s caught in traffic,” a Loudoun County school official told WNEW’s Kevin Rincon. “We’re not going to punish somebody for that.”
But the problem for Blake was the habitual tardiness of her children at Waterford Elementary School.
Parents of other students at the school say arresting Blake is over the top and suggest it’s unnecessary interference from the government.
“I think it would be more the school. I don’t think the law… I think our government’s in enough stuff and they screwed enough things up in this country,” one parent said.
Another woman told Rincon it’s difficult to get the children to school on time because of traffic and school buses blocking entrance to the parking lot.
Rincon reports charges against the parents are likely to be dropped.