UPDATED 5/30/21- The judge dismissed the contempt charges against Diane Tran. Read more at KHOU.com
5/29/21– This story has struck a nerve with viewers in Houston, HLN viewers across the country and even people who have heard it around the world.
17 year-old honors student Diane Tran thrown in jail for truancy.
She admits missing school because she is tired from working two job to help her siblings, while maintaining nearly straight A’s and taking a rigorous course-load.
Sherry Williams broke this story for KHOU. She says Diane doesn’t like the way her parents were portrayed, even though she has been left with the responsibilities of an adult.