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Home-Schooling Parents Sentenced

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A couple in Pleasantville, Iowa, have each been sentenced to 10 hours of community service for violating the state's compulsory-education laws.

Marion County Magistrate Fred J. Kreykes on June 1 found Ron and Deborah Gieseke guilty of a misdemeanor for educating their 8-year-old son, Amos, at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Gieseke were also ordered to pay $107.44 in court costs.

The couple said that, because they believe the Bible requires parents to educate their own children, they had no intention of sending any of their five children to school. They said they would appeal the ruling. --K.G.

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