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Seven teenagers were in custody Tuesday in connection with the beating of a 13-year-old boy, attacked while he was walking home from school this month in a Philadelphia suburb, authorities said.
The suspects range in age from 13 to 17 and will face juvenile charges, including aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping and terroristic threats, Sharp said.
Terroristic threats. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the crime of terroristic threats if the person communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to: (1) commit any crime of violence with intent to terrorize another; (2) cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation; or (3) otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience....
d) Grading.--An offense under subsection (a) constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree unless the threat causes the occupants of the building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation to be diverted from their normal or customary operations, in which case the offense constitutes a felony of the third degree.
Originally posted by butcherguy
I can speak from experience.
My step-daughter was cited(she is 15 years old) for making terroristic threats on an online message board. Fined and put on probation.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by FlySolo
If a gang of kids ever attacks one of my kids or relatives; they will be much safer in jail and dealing with the cops and court system than dealing with me and my crew. They will learn what terrorism really means.
edit on 1-2-2011 by whaaa because: syntax
Originally posted by Firefly_
Extreme bullying should be punished, and the penalty should be harsh. They ARE terrorists, they terrorise people and make their lives a living hell. Why do you think so many people kill themselves as a result of bullying? Bullying isnt taken seriously enough and its often the victim who ends up in prison when they snap after taking too much # because the law did not protect them.
So yeah, harsh punishments for bullies. And have a look at their family life. Something must be seriously wrong with the parents for their kids to think they can go to school and terrorize people around them. Punish the parents.....