‘Thicker Than Water’ Star Brooklyn Tankard Arrested For Allowing Daughter To Skip Too Many Days Of School

February 18, 2014  |  

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Apparently these days allowing your kid to miss too many days of school will earn you more than just dirty looks from teachers—just ask Brooklyn Tankard. According to TMZ, the “Thicker Than Water” star was arrested in Murfreesboro, Tennessee after being stopped for a traffic violation.

Once the officer ran Brooklyn’s license, he was notified that she had multiple outstanding warrants—one of which was for “Failure to Cause Child to Attend School.” Court documents reveal that Brooklyn’s 10-year-old daughter, Diamond, had 16 unexcused absences from school and 35 unexcused tardies. As a result of the outstanding warrants, she was arrested, booked and later released. Brooklyn has yet to comment on the arrest.

If you kept up with the show, you know that Brooklyn, who’s now 24, had her daughter when she was just 15 years old.

“Having a daughter at fifteen years old and being out on my own was really a challenge for me,” she explained during an interview with CocoaFab. “It wasn’t easy. I was in high school and working three jobs to make ends meet. I went off to college and I was paying for my own college and it seemed like enough was never enough,” she continued. “It was like I can’t pay for books and lights and all of this. I was really a baby with a baby. One thing I can say is that I always had drive and that drive always made sure that we had food on the table. My love for her made it so I was always able to be there for her and provide for her.”

Hopefully she’ll do better with getting her kid to school from now on.

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