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Tardy parents get 6-year-old daughter detention

Tardy parents who drop their child off late in Texas face consequences — detention for their child. Kindergartener Brooke Loeffler has two days of detention because of her tardy parents, who said they have a newborn in the house.

By StaffAssociated Press / April 17, 2013

Learning gardens help teach kids a love of growing and gardening. Here, third graders plant squash in the new vegetable garden at an elementary school in Conroe, Texas on March 27.

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Universal City, Texas

A San Antonio-area elementary school is getting parents to bring their children on time by putting the kids in detention if they're late.

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Even kindergarteners are on the hook.

The parents of 6-year-old Brooke Loeffler tell KENS-TV that their daughter was given two days of lunchtime detention because she was repeatedly tardy to school at Olympia Elementary in Universal City. Her parents say they have a newborn baby at home and are struggling to adjust their schedule.

Brooke was placed in detention after three arrivals.

School district officials say the policy has worked with most parents.

Universal City is northeast of downtown San Antonio.

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