The 11th-grade Texas honors student thrown in jail for repeatedly missing school had her charges rescinded Wednesday, clearing the way for the incident to be expunged from her record, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Justice of the Peace Lanny Moriarty signed an order vacating the contempt of court charges against 17-year-old Diane Tran after sentencing her to a night in jail and ordering her to pay $100 for excessive truancy last week.
Tran gained national attention after she gave a teary interview to KHOU-TV in which she said her parents had divorced and moved away, leaving her to work two jobs to support herself and her siblings on top of a heavy course load. She told the station she didn’t want to miss school, but was sometimes simply too exhausted to attend in the mornings.
“She goes from job to job, from school she stays up ’til 7 o’clock in the morning doing her homework,” Tran’s friend Devin Hill told KHOU.