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    DawnH is offline Junior Member
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    16 yr old wants to quit school

    What is the name of your state? Oklahoma

    My 16 yr old daughter has been forbidden from seeing her 19 yr old boyfriend, is not threatening to quit school, etc. She was located at his residence yesterday and was high on marijuana. I need to know can she quit school without my permission? In Oklahoma, is she underage and is he violating the law by seeing her? She is basically out of control and I need to know my rights before I make decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnH
    What is the name of your state? Oklahoma

    My 16 yr old daughter has been forbidden from seeing her 19 yr old boyfriend, is not threatening to quit school, etc. She was located at his residence yesterday and was high on marijuana. I need to know can she quit school without my permission? In Oklahoma, is she underage and is he violating the law by seeing her? She is basically out of control and I need to know my rights before I make decisions.

    My response:

    Who lives in the trailer? Is that a single-wide or double-wide?


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    Correction: I inadverdently stated she did not want to quit school....she DOES want to quit school. Only serious replies, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnH
    Correction: I inadverdently stated she did not want to quit school....she DOES want to quit school. Only serious replies, please.
    In OK kids can drop out at age 16 so she can do so now if she choses although you should try to convince her to continue her schooling.

    The boyfriend can at least be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, however since the age of consent in OK is 16 he cannot be charged with statutory rape.
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    [QUOTE=DawnH]


    Correction: I inadverdently stated she did not want to quit school....she DOES want to quit school.

    MY RESPONSE: That's what I thought.



    Only serious replies, please.

    MY RESPONSE: Mine WAS a serious reply. Your answer could assist me to determine why she's thinking like the "trailer trash" that she is! Perhaps my "Brazil Method" would, and could, be your answer. Just ask me about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal1421
    In OK kids can drop out at age 16 so she can do so now if she choses although you should try to convince her to continue her schooling.

    The boyfriend can at least be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, however since the age of consent in OK is 16 he cannot be charged with statutory rape.

    My response:

    Did you know, that in Kansas, it's legal to get married at age 12? Yes, it's true, and only now is the Kansas Legislature addressing the issue by raising the age to a whopping 16 years of age!

    But, the Bill is being held up in the State Senate. Figures. What a bunch of blockheads - - even considering age 16!

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    But, the Bill is being held up in the State Senate.
    Why's that?

    Trying to keep the 12 year old option available for blood relatives?
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    What I've found on the net indicates compulsory attendance until the age of 18 in Oklahoma with potential juvenile court involvement for those who fail to maintain attendance.

    Here's the law (I pulled out the interesting info):

    70-10-105.
    A. It shall be unlawful for a parent, guardian, or other person
    having custody of a child who is over the age of five (5) years, and
    under the age of eighteen (18) years, to neglect or refuse to cause
    or compel such child to attend and comply with the rules of some
    public, private or other school, unless other means of education are
    provided for the full term the schools of the district are in session
    or the child is excused as provided in this section.

    B. It shall be unlawful for any child who is over the age of
    sixteen (16) years and under the age of eighteen (18) years, and who
    has not finished four (4) years of high school work, to neglect or
    refuse to attend and comply with the rules of some public, private or
    other school, or receive an education by other means for the full
    term the schools of the district are in session.
    Provided, that this section shall not apply:
    1. If any such child is prevented from attending school by
    reason of mental or physical disability, to be determined by the
    board of education of the district upon a certificate of the school
    physician or public health physician, or, if no such physician is
    available, a duly licensed and practicing physician;
    2. If any such child is excused from attendance at school, due
    to an emergency, by the principal teacher of the school in which such
    child is enrolled, at the request of the parent, guardian, custodian
    or other person having control of such child;
    3. If any such child who has attained his or her sixteenth
    birthday is excused from attending school by written, joint agreement
    between:
    a. the school administrator of the school district where
    the child attends school, and
    b. the parent, guardian or custodian of the child.
    Provided, further, that no child shall be excused from
    attending school by such joint agreement between a
    school administrator and the parent, guardian or
    custodian of the child unless and until it has been
    determined that such action is for the best interest of
    the child and/or the community, and that said child
    shall thereafter be under the supervision of the
    parent, guardian or custodian until the child has
    reached the age of eighteen (18) years; or
    4. If any such child is excused pursuant to subsection C of this
    section.

    D. It shall be the duty of the attendance officer to enforce the
    provisions of this section. Any parent, guardian, custodian, child
    or other person violating any of the provisions of this section, upon
    conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished
    by a fine of not less than Five Dollars ($5.00) nor more than Twenty-
    five Dollars ($25.00) for the first offense, not less than Ten
    Dollars ($10.00) nor more than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for the second
    offense, and not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than
    One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each subsequent offense. Each day
    the child remains out of school after the oral and documented or
    written warning has been given to the parent, guardian, custodian,
    child or other person or the child has been ordered to school by the
    juvenile court may constitute a separate offense. At the trial of
    any person charged with violating the provisions of this section, the
    attendance records of the child or ward may be presented in court by
    any authorized employee of the school district.

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