State considering changes to theft of education law

HARTFORD - State lawmakers are going to hold a hearing on a bill today that would lessen the penalty for enrolling a child in the wrong school.

The bill would reduce the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor and would apply to parents and guardians who use a fake address to send their child to another district.

Bridgeport mother Tanya McDowell made national headlines after she was charged for illegally enrolling her son in a Norwalk school.

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