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Muncie mother facing charges for child’s excessive absences

A Muncie mother is facing charges over her child’s school absence record.

Carrie Swafford is charged with neglect of a dependent, which carries a standard 18 month prison term.

Investigators said Swafford’s child has already missed 29 days of school this year.

The charges come after both Muncie Community Schools and the Department of Child services met with Swafford, warning her about the absences.