No one would want to hire that person because of his record and he would never get a chance to live to the best of his ability.
We need a happy medium, like let’s toughen juvenile detention centers and make kids fear the system.
By the age of 13 or 14 we know the difference between good and evil.
The news portrays our society’s killers in graphic detail on television.
Instead, everyone should do his or her own part to prevent teenagers from any actions that could endanger others.
When a teenager commits a violent crime, the community should not only consider the damage the crime did, but also look deeper into the cause of it.The Trench Coat Mafia was able to collect information from the Internet, enabling them to create bombs and plant them at Columbine High. I believe that if we look beyond the teenagers’ actions we can find the root of the problem.It is said that racism and prejudice are like seeds, once planted they grow.What stimulated the teenager to commit that violent crime?Was he or she physically abused, emotionally scared, raised and taught racism and prejudice, exposed to excess violence or dangerous information? My freshman year of school was the most memorable of my life, but not because of education or meeting new friends. I had to go through two metal detectors every morning.The Columbine High School incident is still fresh in peoples’ minds.Who could ever forget watching the news and seeing a typical high school in Colorado held hostage by the Trench Coat Mafia?Whatever the reason, the teenage criminal is still young, it’s not too late to help him or her see the right way.Yes they should be punished severely but not to the extent of an adult. , 16, Temple City HS There are too many things that could go wrong with this proposition.