Sunday, January 17, 2010

Teen Pleads Guilty

I used to blog for my old company, but they took the blog down. I am
not actually allowed to own the writings I put up on that blog, but as
I reference them on occasion in my writing I am putting those articles
up in my archives here for reference sake. I'll put the tag GS on those
articles noting that they were originally published on the http://schoolfinder.globalscholar.com/blog/


Teen Pleads Guilty

May 7, 2008 – 4:54 am by Brendan


Picture of Angel Facio
On May 6th, 2008, a 16-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder. He will most likely spend at least the next 5 years in juvenile detention with the possibility of more time spent in adult prison. Final sentencing will be held on June 3rd, 2008.

As a teacher, I read through this article thinking this child is getting a fairly severe punishment. I was thinking that I hope 5 years in juvie doesn’t make him a worse criminal before he turns twenty-one. As I read about the injuries to the teacher, at least seven stab wounds to the head and neck and the loss of an eye, I thought, “No I think this is a pretty good sentence for this crime.”

Then I read the last two lines, accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old and accused of attempting to abduct a Larsen Middle School student, and I had to scroll back to the top and look at the picture again. How could such and innocent looking child be capable of such atrocities?


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