Mepham update and a question
The victims parents made the following statement today after the DA announced that he would seek to try the accused students as adults"
This is a statement from the victims and their families, released by their three attorneys.
"The following statement is a response from the victims of the Mepham High School hazing incident to the Wayne County DA's decision to treat all juveniles charged in the assaults as adults:
We have been informed today, after a telephone conference early this morning with the Wayne County DA, that he intends to prosecute as adults all three youths charged in this terrible assault. We would like to express our full support for the decision made and express our complete confidence in the judgement of Mr. Zimmer's office in making this decision.
We are pleased that these investigations are going forward and look toward the day when we can begin to try to put this horrible event behind us.
We are deeply saddened and disappointed that these events were allowed to take place at all. We also feel that the time is right for Bellmore-Merrick Central High School Disrict to shoulder their responsibility in this matter. The principal and coaches who had an opportunity to prevent this attack should acknowledge their responsibility."
Now, the question, which some people have already been debating in the preceding post. Do you think they should be tried as adults? Feel free to expand on your answer.