OH father jailed when daughter fails GED

Brian Gegner of Fairfield, Ohio was sentenced to 180 days in jail for contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor.
Brian Gegner of Fairfield, Ohio was sentenced to 180 days in jail for contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor.
Brittany Gegner has a history of truancy. She says that her father shouldn't be blamed because she lived with her mother when she was truant from classes even though her father had custody.
Brittany Gegner has a history of truancy. She says that her father shouldn't be blamed because she lived with her mother when she was truant from classes even though her father had custody.

CINCINNATI (AP) - A man ordered to stay on top of his daughter's education months ago is in a Cincinnati-area jail because the daughter didn't get her high school equivalency diploma.

But the daughter -- now 18 -- says her father shouldn't be punished for her behavior.

Judge David Niehaus of Butler County Juvenile Court sentenced Brian Gegner of Fairfield last Wednesday to 180 days in jail for contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor.

Gegner was ordered months ago to make sure his daughter, Brittany Gegner, received her GED. But she has not yet obtained the diploma.

Brittany Gegner has a history of truancy. She says that her father shouldn't be blamed because she lived with her mother when she was truant from classes even though her father had custody.

In the state of Ohio, parents are legally responsible for making sure their children attend school.

Posted by LS