We have more news in the alleged plot against Winslow Township High School in South Jersey. A fourth teen has been arrested, this time from Hammonton High, in Hammonton, NJ, just down the White Horse Pike from Winslow Township.
Also one of the public defenders tried to get the 14-year-old suspect released into the custody of his parents…
Public defenders for the teens argued that they should have been able to go home with their parents. “My client is rather frail and vulnerable,” public defender Ruth Ann Mandell, who was representing a 14-year-old, told the judge. “No one was hurt in this case.”
The “frail and vulnerable” defense. That’s the first time I’ve heard that one. You know the old saying. “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time”.
One of the fathers had this to say…
The father of one of the 15-year-old boys said after the hearing Thursday that the charges were a mistake. “I think it’s just kids hanging out together and having a little wild time, that’s all,” he said.
So attempting to purchase illegal handguns and plotting to kill 25 people is “a little wild time”? I’d hate to see what he considered a ruckus.
It’s possible the four could be charged as adults under New Jersey’s terrorism law which carries a mandatory 30-year sentence.