LETTER: Teen who brought gun to school needs professional help

I feel I should comment on the article in the Peninsula Daily News, on Tuesday, March 14, concerning the teenager who brought a gun to school and was sentenced to 12 months probation and 80 hours community service.

He admitted to committing theft of a firearm, first-degree theft, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds and, even though he expressed some remorse by submitting a letter of apology, this appears to be an example of a ticking time bomb.

These days, taking a gun to school is frowned upon to say the least, and if this kid didn’t realize that prior to this incident, then we have a major problem that probation and community service will not fix especially with the prior misdemeanors and a felony (in which the details were sealed), and the current charges against him.

He’s slipping through the cracks and should have professional help for him and the sake of us all.

Roger M. Foszcz,

Port Angeles