17-Year-Old Gets Eight Years in State Prison for Threat
From the Houston Chronicle:
A 17-year-old who phoned his rival high school on a school bus and threatened to open fire on students has been sentenced to eight years in state prison.
The article doesn’t say whether the kid had a record. But, unless his record contains a past incident of actually shooting people — and there is no hint this is true — this sounds like a wildly excessive sentence.