HOUSTON The high school student who was jailed for missing too much school has responded to the international support she received.
A fund for Diane Tran, 17, was set up after a Montgomery County judge ordered her to spend a night in jail for truancy.
The fund raised over $100,000 and money keeps coming in.
Tran says she s going to use it to do great things, but for now, she s focused on finishing high school.
I m not going to miss any more school. [I m going to use] time management. Don t put too much on my plate, said Tran.
Tran missed 18 days of school because she works two jobs, all while maintaining a place on the honor roll, she said.
Students between the ages of 12 and 18 cannot miss more than 10 days of school in a six-month period. Violators can be charged with truancy, a Class C misdemeanor. Tran was previously ordered by the court not to miss any more school, and as faced more serious consequences as a result.
Tran says she plans to work over the summer and save up for college.