Mother arrested for stealing education for her son

VIDEO - A Bridgeport mother plead guilty, for enrolling her then 5 year old son in the wrong school district...

A Bridgeport mother plead guilty for enrolling her then 5-year-old son in the wrong school district. Prosecutors said Tanya McDowell sent her son to school in Norwalk, even though they were living in Bridgeport at the time.

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McDowell did not agree to all the facts of the larceny case. McDowell noted her disagreements in her plea so that it’s on the record. However, she also was facing drug charges for selling crack cocaine and marijuana to an undercover officer. McDowell’s attorney Darnell Crosland said that the drug charges made her ready to take a deal.

Crosland said, “She’s come to grips that if she rolled the dice on these drug cases, she could be away from her child to up to double digit years and that’s why she took this plea. McDowell’s son who is now 6-years-old is staying with family and attending school in Bridgeport.