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.