Michigan judge rules teen girl will remain detained after not completing homework

via WXYZ:

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) -- An Oakland County judge has ruled that a 15-year-old girl ordered to a juvenile detention center for violating probation after not completing online coursework will remain in the detention center.

In the court hearing Monday, the judge also ruled she will undergo therapy. The girl's next court date is in September.

The 15-year-old had gotten into legal trouble last year, and as one of the conditions of her probation, she had to attend school and complete classwork, which her mother tells ProPublica her daughter was doing until the pandemic hit.

The teen has ADHD and an education plan that provided support from teachers and extra time to complete assignments, ProPublica reports.

“If the judge wanted her to get help and to succeed, she should have kept her at home and provided her with additional services,” Jonathan Biernat, an attorney representing the teen, told ProPublica.