Comment: But they don't lack the ability to kill

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But they don't lack the ability to kill

High School students do somewhat have "magical thinking" and make poor judgements historically.

However, if a 17 year old can not be trusted and is prone to act so impulsively as to jump on a stranger and start banging his head on the concrete then he should be under parental watch 24-7.

I can tell you at age 12 I knew the danger I could get into if I launched myself onto some strange adult and started wailing.

If you are capable of killing someone then you had best know how to control yourself and if you can't, then you need to be babysat like 3 year old or at best a grown autistic kid for your own sake as well as others.

Look you can't have it both ways. Either he is able to walk down the street without attacking someone....or hes not.