Unfortunately, young people can make decisions that will have dire consequences on their future. Social media has made it all too easy for juveniles to make baseless claims or, worse, threaten criminal activity, which may or may not ever come to pass. Regardless, just making threats can have serious repercussions, as a group of students in Texas recently found out.
Over the past few weeks, a total of 14 juveniles were arrested for making threats against schools. Ten of those arrests occurred on Friday, Dec. 17 alone. Reports state that some of those arrested were only in middle school.
The arrests took place in various communities throughout North Texas, including Arlington, Frisco, Lewisville and Rockwall. Authorities say all the threats were hoaxes with no credibility of ever materializing, but that did not stop them from making arrests. Some of those arrested now face felony charges. The threats caused school districts to close classes and created a general panic among parents, teachers, administrators and other students.
Considering the potential impact a conviction on these charges can have for the accused, those arrested will want to work closely with an experienced criminal defense attorney who has experience dealing with juvenile cases. A defense attorney will review and analyze all aspects of the case and work to devise the best strategy possible. He or she will also aggressively pursue the most favorable outcomes on behalf of his or her clients in a court of law.