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Michigan Supreme Court to Review Case of 15-Year-Old Student Jailed for Not Doing Schoolwork

HeadlineJul 20, 2020

In Michigan, a hearing in a family court is scheduled today in the case of a 15-year-old student who was sent to prison for not doing her schoolwork. The girl, known simply as Grace to protect her identity, has been in detention since mid-May after a judge ruled she violated probation by not completing her coursework online during the pandemic lockdown. Students have rallied in support of the teen, who they say was targeted because she is Black. The Michigan Supreme Court has also said it will review Grace’s case.

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