Racine woman charged for keeping child home from school

RACINE (WITI) -- A Racine woman faces charges for allegedly keeping her child home from elementary school for most of the past year.

The 37-year-old woman is charged with 17 counts of failing to send her child to class.

Each charge represents five truancies -- meaning the child was truant for at least 85 days -- which is nearly half of the school year.