A Louisiana group has raised more than $70,000 for a 17-year-old Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school because she worked two jobs to support her siblings. Diane Tran, an 11th-grade honor student at Willis High School near Houston, was sent to jail for 24 hours last week by Judge Lanny Moriarty and ordered to pay a $100 fine for excessive truancy. It's unclear how many days Tran missed, but state law reportedly permits only 10 absences in a six-month period. Tran, who works full-time at a dry-cleaning business and part-time for a wedding planner, has been supporting her brother and sister since her parents separated and her mother moved away. Houston Councilman Al Hoang and others have roundly criticized the judge, saying he should have used some discretion in the honor student's case. Read more: Group raises more than $70G for Texas honor student jailed for truancy | Fox News Yay for the generous people of America.. Barf on the stupid judge.