These are not the sorts of matters the police should be getting involved in. The police aren't trained to handle children this age, and children this age don't benefit by being fingerprinted and thrown in jail.
EDITED TO ADD (4/18): Another example:
Unfortunately, the school forgot that the clocks had switched to Daylight Saving Time that morning. The time stamps left on the hotline were adjusted by an hour after Day Light Savings causing Webb's call to logged as the same time the bomb threat was placed. Webb, who's never even had a detention in his life, had actually made his call an hour before the bomb threat was placed.
Despite the fact that the recording of the call featured a voice that sounded nothing like Webb's, the police arrested Webb and he spent 12 days in a juvenile detention facility before the school eventually realised their mistake.
Posted on April 18, 2007 at 12:02 PM • 66 Comments