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Teens In Pinellas School Bus Beating May Get Tougher Punishment

Teens In Pinellas School Bus Beating May Get Tougher Punishment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (970 WFLA) - The Department of Juvenile Justice is revising its recommended punishment for three teens accused of beating up another kid on a pinellas school.

DJJ chief Wansley Walters says he's recommending a tougher form of probation because of the violent nature of the incident.

He now says the DJJ will follow the request of prosecutors to have the teens undergo a stricter probation that would be supervised by the agency in stead of the previously suggested nine months probation under a court-supervised plan.

Walters says his agency will make sure the teens are held accountable. A few months ago, the three 15-year-olds brutally beat a 13-year-old on a school bus in Gulfport in retaliation because the victim apparently didn't want to buy pot from them.

 

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