has arrived. Sigh. The PO went to the school on Tues to see difficult child and difficult child had skipped out after his first class and never returned. So PO called me and we agreed that this had been pushed too far and it was a dis-service to difficult child to let it get to a point where he did get into drugs or commit a crime (a non-status offense) and it was in his best interest to do something now. PO has arranged for a policeman to go to the school district today and detain difficult child for parole violations since the school is supposed to have difficult child in ISP today. Since he'll be detained, that pushes his arraignment up until tomorrow or Monday at the latest. PO and I are going to ask that difficult child be released on the monitoring program where he'll have the ankle bracelet and the gps is monitored 24/7 and he's automatically picked up if he's not where he's supposed to be. The judge might choose to keep difficult child in detention for 21 days until his actual court date though. Then, he might get recommitted to Department of Juvenile Justice for 3-6 months or spend a couple of months this summer in detention. If he's allowed to come home on the moniotring program and does well on that, showing that this wake-up call worked, then he might just get weekends in detention over the summer, especially if he gets a job. I felt kind of guilty about being a part of doing this to difficult child however, like I told PO, it is safer for difficult child than letting him continue to "disappear" and no one knows who he's with or what could happen to him and I know he's on a roll now and will end up doing worse than skipping school, sneaking out of the house, and smoking tobacco if he's not stopped, then he'd be recommitted for a lot longer or he could end up hurt. And maybe he'll realize next time that he better take parole requirements serious.