DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Several parents learned the hard way Friday morning about truancy in school.
They appeared in court on misdemeanor charges.
They were rounded up by Dayton police Thursday during a truancy sweep. Dayton Schools and police are holding parents accountable when their kids don't show up for class.
19 parents were on officers' radar. In one case, a woman was reluctant to allow police inside. They discovered why when they found her kids at home on a school day.
The eight parents arrested were in court on Friday. Some were released with instructions to report to Montgomery County Children Services for guidance. Others remain in jail under bond as of Friday evening.
Making off with some last minute bargains, shoppers flooded the Dayton Mall Saturday before round two of the storm hits the Miami Valley.
State representatives Mike Henne and Jim Butler spent Saturday morning going door-to-door in a riverside neighborhood.
Christmas comes early for some kids in the region.
Two women were arrested early Saturday morning after leading Dayton and Riverside Police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.
Preble County crews are battling a barn fire this afternoon on Barnetts Mill Road in Camden.