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She is a criminal defense attorney -- hands and she can talk more about this case -- and that thing I get Heather -- don't get about this is.
If he didn't have the means to pull it off does it make it gets less of a crime I guess you mean make the threats -- don't have the means.
In you can get him the release the kid -- his parents that seem logical to you.
Well in Washington it's called felony harassment and it's similar to crime of terroristic threats.
That maximum sentence is five years 101000 dollar fine.
I don't think Tracy's gonna serve that much time here the other to -- her reference the other -- that it happened earlier this year.
And that person is expected to -- about 3030 days in prison so I think this thirteen year old will likely not serve the maximum of just five years.
That's kind of scary and the parents say they're cooperating with this is that -- mitigate this is loving you know you know the kids not gonna serve a lot of time and even if he does have probably changed schools whatever.
What happens -- the parents cooperate is there a chance this kid could go back to the very same school or legally would that be kind of -- a mine field.
It's unlikely that -- go back to the same school that statute in Washington actually allows for keeping the person who made the threats away from the person you threatened.
So that here we know that it's that specific teacher that he was threatening.
And they would be less likely to put a kid back into a school with that teacher in those students I think that.
The fact that he's with -- stick with his parents absolutely mitigates the sentence I think that he will serve less time I think the fact that he did not have the means to execute on the threat will make him serve less time.
But he will not go back to his to his school and there is also an allowance in the -- for him to file a civil suit.
So that these potentially the school or the teacher could try to collect against the parents for some of the cost of closing down these schools.
Yeah but this is psychological -- -- mean you talk about the criminal aspect of this all we want but you know appear in court you know there's a psychological aspect of the -- is gonna say look.
This kid may not do some time but this kid needs some help.
Without a doubt you know his first posting on this Internet site was a suicide threat.
And that was an -- I initially responded to and then he furthered -- The threat against other people.
This school district has also had six suicides in the past two years or so so there's definitely a psychological aspect to this that needs to be investigated civic -- the source of the problem here and not -- -- fact.
So the that the -- is that this kid needs help so is that a to a judge or does this go somewhere else if the judge says look.
This is not up to me what are you take it next from a legal standpoint other -- the judge can rule on that that child needs to see certain -- that needs to go to certain counts like.
Maybe even needs to go to.
In in patient counseling and that's going to be up to the judge it's also going to be -- -- the prosecutor may be part of the deal.
If the parents have something in mind for the child in the defense attorney have something in mind for the child they'll all work together to do what's in the best interest of that.
Thirteen year old and also have the students at this school you know as you said before -- you don't necessarily want this -- this kid back in school with the people that he's practiced.
You gotta believe the president looking for answers and it's good to see you thank you and thank you.
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