(IRISH INDEPENDENT) — A JUDGE who warned a teenage boy that he would make him choose which parent to jail over his truancy from school has insisted he will jail one or both of them if the boy’s behaviour continues.

At Galway District Court, Judge Alan Mitchell adjourned sentencing against the parents until next month in order to monitor the boy’s school attendance.

He told the 15-year-old that he continued to take a serious view of the matter and would not hesitate to jail one or both of the teen’s parents if his school attendance did not improve.

“Don’t doubt in any way whether I would send either or both parents to jail – I will do it,” he said.

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