Middle schooler’s parents charged with neglect over missed school

Three parents of Southside middle school students are being charged with felony neglect of a dependent because their kids poor school attendance during the first semester of the school year.

Tommy Langham, Jr., Roberta Williamson and Misty Ann Wilson will all receive citations to appear in court and will not be arrested. The charge carries a prison sentence up to 30 months. Chief deputy prosecutor Judy Calhoun won’t say how many days the students missed, but takes into consideration their school performance and the parents response to their absences.