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.

Comments (6)
  1. Tammie Pruitt says:

    we actually sign contracts at the begining of the year stating that we know this

    1. ramicio says:

      I would not sign anything saying I can be arrested or charged with a crime. I guess the states are truly starting to own people’s children.

  2. LobaAzul says:

    This is outrageous. Arrested for not handing over the kids before a bell rings? ramicio is right. Parents, don’t surrender your rights or your parental responsibility.

  3. Kim Funderberg says:

    The US has the highest prison population in the world.
    How can anyone justify this as criminal behavior?
    Unless the father is abusive and created these disorders, I don’t see how it is justifiabl­e to clog the court system with this nonsense.
    All the parents doing whatever it takes to get their kids to school deserve awards and the critics need a lesson in humanity.

  4. Ed Anderson says:

    Those walking brainstems actually had cops come out and ARREST HER like a common criminal? What law is THAT, which causes that to happen?
    And the cops fell for it? Too much coffee and donuts in their veins!
    This is what our kids are being taught! How do people get put in places of school officials like those morons? Who did they bribe?
    The above is my opinion. Someone doesn’t like it, they can kiss my redwhite and blue hind parts!

  5. Robert Cruse says:

    It’s called compulsory attendance. It part of caring for and supervising your kids. A parent that persistently allows their child to miss school or be late is neglecting that child is neglecting him/her.

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