The part in bold sounds very Constitutional.DALLAS – In a rare, after-hours news conference Thursday evening, police announced they arrested a 12-year-old "Latin male" for threatening to shoot up his charter school in North Oak Cliff.
The Trinity Basin Preparatory campus is located at 955 E. 8th Street, at the corner of Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas Police Assistant Chief Randall Blankenbaker said they got a 911 call from the school at 12:50 p.m. Thursday.
Administrators wanted to turn in a seventh-grade boy who, a classmate said, had recently talked about shooting up the school. Then, on Thursday morning, the suspect showed his friend a detailed map of how he would carry out his attack, according to police.
Dallas police said officers did not find a weapon, or know if the boy had access to guns. But, investigators explained, since he made the threat and appeared to be preparing to carry out his plan, they charged the child with Exhibition of Firearms - a third-degree felony.
The suspect did not have to display a weapon to meet the threshold for the criminal statute, police explained.
The 12-year-old is locked up at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center. The boy's living situation was unclear Thursday night.
Police praised the suspect's classmate for having the courage to report something suspicious.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Rage To Live
by M. Bouffant at 21:36
"... scab of a nation, driven insane" part yada yada yada.