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Mom arrested when daughter misses 44 school days

Posted at 11:40 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 15:41:46-05

PERU, Ind. -- An Indiana mom is in jail because her daughter missed 44 days of school last semester. 

Jennifer Rowe was arrested Monday on a felony charge of neglect. 

Police say her 15-year-old daughter missed about four dozen days of classes from last August to November with no excuse or doctor's note. 

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Detectives say Rowe was arrested because she didn't do anything to make sure the teen went to school, even after the district set up a plan for the girl to make up classes. 

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