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Arrests For School Violence Threats Spikes Over Recent Days

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Over the last few days, there have been numerous juveniles and in some cases young adults arrested in Louisiana for making false and some real threats to commit school violence.  Even though some of the teens have been charged with causing terror, legal analyst Tim Meche says most of these threat cases, the punishment is not that severe.

 

According to Meche, juvenile offenders may only require counseling. 

 

Meche says a juvenile may face more legal issues, depending on if a threat was followed through.

 

If violence was carried out, Meche says that juveniles could face consequences like jail. 

 

In some cases serving time in a juvenile center is the best option for teens who are trying to cause panic in their community.  Meche says just slapping a fine on these teens for their delinquent behavior doesn’t work.