I’ve been really confused by this case in recent days. Basically, the kid stuck a blow-up doll in a girls bathroom as a senior prank. Not a cool thing to do, but definately not a felony. Possibility of 8 years in prison for this?
On top of that, no major news sources in America are picking up the story. It is all over Indiana news, and Belgium news (though I don’t know what they are saying about it, because I don’t speak the language, and can only make out Tyell’s name in the articles.)
Bet’s website covered the story, but they seemed to describe it as a kid going to extremes because of bad parenting, and gave parents tips to pervent such actions. Huh? They completely missed the point that THIS IS AN 8 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE over something very normal and common amongst teenages.
I’m pretty sure major news sources have been notified, because there is a facebook page with over 2,000 members working tirelessly to get the story out there.
I think this story is of the utmost importance to Americans. It’s an important thing when normal teenage behavior can land a kid in prison for 8 Years! Not to mention the tragedy this will cause in this kid’s life, because up until this point, this kid had never been in any trouble and is described as a good student.
It’s all very unsettling to me…