Nationally, there’s a push to outlaw incarceration of students for skipping school and other non-criminal behavior and use alternatives.
But some judges are reluctant to give detention up.
School districts in Washington are required to file a truancy petition with juvenile court when a student is chronically absent. Grays Harbor County Superior Court Judge David Edwards believes detention is one way to get a kid who’s not following court orders back on track.
'I think you need a tune-up'