Daughter fails math test, dad goes to jail — Lesson for daughter: Women can do no wrong. The wrong they do will be used to punish the men in their lives.
Lesson for men: don’t get married, don’t have kids.
2008 05 11
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Daughter fails math test, so dad thrown in jail
Pop gets 6-month sentence for contributing to delinquency
A northern Kentucky man is in jail today serving a 180-day sentence because his 18-year-old daughter failed a math test and didn’t get her General Equivalency Diploma, or GED, as a previous court order required.
Brittany Gegner, the daughter, says if anyone should be jailed, it should be her.
“It’s like I should, if anybody should be punished for this,” Brittany told WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. “I would way rather me go to jail than my dad.”
Even Brian Gegner’s ex-wife agrees the judge’s decision is absurd.
“They probably should have punished me if they were going to punish anybody,” said Brittany’s mother Shana Roach. “Because she did live with me at the time, but because he had the custody, that’s why he’s being punished. But I don’t understand the punishment altogether because she’s going to school, she’s been going for four months. The only thing that’s holding her back is she can’t pass her math test.”
Butler County Juvenile Court Judge David Niehaus ordered Gegner to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor by not following a court order which required Gegner to be sure his daughter got her GED.
“It’s ridiculously wrong,” said Brittany.
“Of all the punishments they could have given him, to make him go to jail?” she asked. “I mean, probation – until I get my GED – would be reasonable, but to send him to jail? That’s overboard.”
The problems began when Brittany was 16 and started skipping classes at Fairfield High School and then, Butler Tech.
Though Brian Gegner had custody of her, Brittany says it was while she lived with her mother that she was truant.
“I’m about to be 19 and my dad’s being punished for something I did when I was 16,” she said….(Full Story