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Parents Outraged As Student Accused Of Murder Is Allowed To Return To School

Parents have some reasonable expectations when they send their children off to school in the morning. When those expectations go unmet, it’s perfectly reasonable to expect the parents to be upset.

For example, parents have every right to expect that all steps will be taken to ensure the safety of students. When they find out that’s not happening, they’re well within their rights to complain and demand changes to rectify the situation. In certain cases, outrage on the part of parents is completely justified. This is one of those cases.

As the Daily Mail shares, parents of students at Palos Verdes High School in California were up in arms when a student that was charged with murder was allowed to return to school after making bail. The student, 18-year-old Cameron Terrell, was arrested along with two other teenagers for the shooting death of 21-year-old Justin Holmes in South Los Angeles. Reports indicate that Holmes was walking with some friends when he was confronted by the armed suspects.

One of the suspects fired multiple shots, and Holmes was struck and killed. The suspects would then flee in a vehicle that was driven by Terrell. Terrell was eventually arrested for his role in the crime, but investigators do not believe he was the one that fired the fatal shot.

Nonetheless, he was charged with murder for his role in the killing, which is believed to be gang-related. Terrell was released on bail, but he’s facing 25 years to life behind bars if convicted.

While out on bail, he returned to school and was allowed to attend classes. Word quickly spread, and parents in the district were understandably outraged. After parents pitched a fit, the school finally decided that it may be best for him to attend an off-site study program as opposed to attending class at the school as he normally would.

You think? While the concept of innocent until proven guilty rings true, this is an extreme case that requires the school to be proactive to ensure the safety of all of the students.

Assuming this is a gangland-style shooting as has been suggested, doesn’t that open up the possibility that Terrell would be the target of retaliation? It’s certainly not out of the question, and that places other students in harm’s way.

Beyond that, we have a student that has been charged with a violent crime. Whether he was the one that pulled the trigger or not is irrelevant.

A man died as the result of the actions of the suspect, and Terrell drove the getaway car. Does this sound like a student that needs to be roaming around the general student population? Nope, not at all.

It’s noted that Terrell is a white teen from an affluent neighborhood, but that frankly doesn’t make any difference whatsoever. Regardless of his background, race, or anything else, there are gigantic red flags swirling around him right now. There was zero reason for him to be allowed to return to school as if nothing had happened, and parents in the district have every right to be outraged.

Source: Daily Mail
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