I think I heard this right. A mother has been sentenced to two weeks in prison because her teenage daughter refuses to go to school. The judge felt it would act as a warning to other families and encourage their teenagers to attend classes a little more often.
He obviously has not got children or they are not teenagers yet. So any self respecting teenager now has the perfect weapon to use against mum and dad. "If you don't let me do what I want then I will stop attending school and you will go to prison! Ha I think I've got you there."
Who thought that little law up? And more importantly what were they thinking of at the time?
I can't help thinking that "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad".