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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 8:54am

Parents Indicted for Sending Kids to Wrong Schools

A Houston County Grand Jury has indicted two people because they apparently lied, so their kids could enroll in the county's schools.

The students are from neighboring Peach and Pulaski Counties.

Their parents allegedly gave fraudulent addresses to enroll their children in Houston County schools. Now the parents are facing a charge of making false statements.

The grand jury indictments come after a crack-down on out of district children attending Houston County schools.

Less than two weeks ago the Houston County District Attorney announced he would prosecute people using fake addresses.

Thirty kids from outside the county with drew from school while 150 Houston County students returned to their zoned schools. Those who came forward will not be prosecuted.

The schools they attended all had above average test scores and graduation rates.

The D.A.'s office says more indictments are expected.

Making false statements to a government agency is considered a felony.

Parents could face up to five years in jail and $100,000 in fines.