A 16-year-old boy from Washington is up against a number of challenges, both legally and personally. Law enforcement officials have charged the teen with for premeditated murder. Rather than handling the charges in juvenile court, the teen is currently being treated as an adult by prosecutors.
Threats of violence in school are always taken very seriously. Even when a student makes an off-hand remark or a comment in the heat of the moment, it could result in very serious consequences. As a result, a young person could face years of legal challenges if they are involved in this kind of scenario.
In the state of Washington, it is legal for adults to possess small amounts of marijuana. Voters approved this change to the law that would prevent individuals from being jailed as a result of possessing the drug for recreational purposes. As the voting public approved this measure, some are wondering whether or not to further revise state laws regarding drug possession.