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Rise in juvenile crimes in Tennessee schools, report says

Teachers and administrators do their best to keep schools safe, but this can be a challenge when students act out. According to recent figures, crimes reported in elementary and secondary schools across the state have increased 13.5 percent over the past three years. This concerning increase in juvenile crimes on school premises was shared in a report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released in May 2018.

Juvenile crimes: Minor facing auto theft, weapons charges

A 17-year-old male is facing weapons charges in connection with a recent police search. The Metro Police Juvenile Crimes Task Force in Nashville came across a vehicle that was reported stolen while on the lookout for other stolen Tennessee vehicles. When they approached the car, the driver allegedly fled. Cops found the car in a nearby neighborhood. According to witnesses, the driver and passengers ran into an apartment.

Tennessee teens charged with juvenile crimes

Teenagers often say things without thinking. To make matters worse, they often repeat things they hear without verifying information. The majority of the time, this lack of thinking causes only minor problems and is quickly resolved. However, in today's society, when a Tennessee student makes comments related to gun violence and schools, he or she can be charged with a variety of juvenile crimes, which could result in a lifetime of consequences.

Juvenile crimes: Oak Ridge teen arrested following explosions

Many teenagers across the state of Tennessee want to grow up quickly. They want to do things all on their own and be as independent as possible. However, since they are still young and are not always acting maturely, some questionable behavior may occur. There are also instances when the actions of some youth result in juvenile crimes. This was recently the case in an incident in Oak Ridge.

Task force recommends changes in process for juvenile crimes

Minors can get into some trouble with the legal system. There is a court system specifically designated to deal with juvenile crimes. However, according to a report from the Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force, there has been little consistency in the treatment of minors in the justice system.

Process for moving juvenile crimes into adult court

Teenagers in Tennessee often act in immature ways. This is understandable since they have not yet reached adulthood. Unfortunately, some teens cross the line of the law and commit juvenile crimes. Many of these types of cases remain in juvenile court. However, some, depending on their severity, may be moved to adult court.

Juvenile crimes increasing in Tennessee neighborhood

Crime can occur across the state of Tennessee in any neighborhood, regardless of its socio-economic status. Residents in some affluent neighborhoods have even assumed they were immune from crime since very little had occurred in their areas in the past. However, one Nashville community has seen a recent increase in felonies, particularly juvenile crimes.

Juvenile crimes require specialized attention

Virtually everyone makes mistakes during their youth. While some transgressions are understandably more serious than others, being accused of committing juvenile crimes should not lead to life-long repercussions. Tennessee parents should treat any type of legal indiscretion seriously, as their children's futures are on the line. Often, the best approach is to contact an experienced juvenile law attorney who best understands the complicated matter at hand.

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