Brent Clark’s attorney is bemoaning the terrorism charge and the fact that Clark is being tried as an adult.
David Michael Cantor, the teen suspect’s attorney, said he has several concerns with this case.
One of them is the county attorney’s decision to try Brent Clark as an adult. Another concern is charging him with terrorism.
“I think it’s an insult to add a terrorism charge in this day and age to a case like this — a 14-year-old boy. That’s just politicking at the lowest level,” Cantor said.
“With adult charges, he may never get into college, or a dormitory, they would ruin him simply because of an emotional problem,” Cantor said.
Cantor describes his client as a good kid who was the victim of intense bullying at school. He said it was a cry for help and not an act of terrorism.
College? Emotional problem? He held a girl at knifepoint. That’s not an emotional problem. That’s an act of violence. As far as worrying about college, he should have thought of that before committing a crime.
If Mr. Cantor had any sense he’d tell his client to plead out and he may avoid serious jail time.