More than 20 parents criminally charged for their children's truancy

More than 20 Boone County parents have been charged in District Court with truancy violations for the 2022-23 school year, according to court dockets. "I feel like I've tried everything I can," said Chris Thayer, one of those parents. According to court records, Thayer's son — who turned 15 in May — had 24 unexcused absences and 13 unexcused tardies at Larry A. Ryle High School in Union during the first four months of the school year.