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January 5, 2010

Parents Arrested for Failing to Register Their Homeschool

Richard and Margie Cressy, homeschool parents of four children ages 8–14, were recently arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff for failing to report to local school district officials. The Cressys were actually arrested over a week after they had received confirmation from their local district that they were in compliance for the 2009–2010 school year.

HSLDA has been contacted by the family, and we have agreed to take their case. HSLDA Senior Counsel Jim Mason said, “It was completely unnecessary to arrest these parents, and we believe this is outrageous.” We will be working with our local New York counsel to aggressively defend these homeschool parents against the charges that have been leveled against them.