Area Students Avoid Detention With Cash: "Robbie Whitehead thought her teenage son was trying to pull a fast one.
The 10th grader told her he bought his way out of detention with three bucks.
'I thought this could not be true as a parent I had no notification that that was even an option or been told there is such a thing that you could pay your way to get out of detention,' Whitehead said.
A spokesperson for Galena Park I.S.D. confirmed the practice but wouldn't talk on camera and neither would the principal at North Shore Senior High."