A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old student accused of firing a gun inside a Portsmouth high school will be tried as an adult.
Keith Elliott is charged with underage possession of a firearm, brandishing a firearm and discharging a firearm, one count of breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon and two counts of discharging a firearm in a school.
A police detective testified in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on Monday that Elliott told him he didn't intend to hurt anyone.
The judge watched a video of students running out of the Wilson High School cafeteria after shots were fired on April 28.
I don't know whose bright idea it is to try kids as adults, but it just doesn't make sense. Regardless of the severity of the crime, who could possibly believe that putting a kid into an adult prison will do anything but make matters worse?
In this case it's especially silly. One of the charges is "underage possession of a firearm." What are these people thinking?
Of course, we are talking about Virginia which is giving Texas and Arizona a run for their money as the state with the most backward laws.
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