Thursday, January 12, 2017

In Re M.F. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 12, 2017)

My first reaction to this morning's opinion was a totally juvenile one:  "In re: M.F.  Ho ho ho."

My second reaction was:  "He gets 480 days in a juvenile residential facility?! That sounds like a lot. Especially since what he got busted for was just passing an (admittedly disturbing) note to one of his teachers."

Then I read the full facts.  Oh my.

You know how you sometimes say:  "Wow.  That kid really had a problem."  Especially after that kid subsequently shoots up a school, or church, or shopping mall?

The facts of this opinion read like this is precisely one of those kids.  Albeit one who, thankfully, was discovered -- and hopefully will be helped -- before it comes to that.

From San Diego, no less.