We’ve been reporting on students who are sent to juvenile detention for skipping school and other non-criminal behavior. Nationally, there’s a push to outlaw incarceration for these youth and use alternatives. But some judges are reluctant to give detention up.
On a recent morning, Judge David Edwards presides over Grays Harbor County truancy court.
“You have two F's, two incompletes because of missing work,” Edawrds said.