Bail should have been set higher in Mariner shooting

A teen has been charged with firing multiple shots at a passing vehicle from the Mariner High School parking lot on June 14 (“Teen, 15, arrested after gunfire at Mariner High School,” The Herald, June 17). After fleeing the scene on foot, the suspect was arrested at approximately 5:50 p.m. and taken into custody. He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property. One of his bullets hit a car with two other juveniles inside, but no one was hurt.

I was angry to learn the suspect was released in less than 24 hours without an ankle monitor or any additional layer of accountability and protection for our community, and was released after paying $250 bail!

What are our state; prosecutors and judges thinking? He is now able to run freely and who knows what store, school, public event, etc., where he may commit another crime? Before any of us are given the right to vote for a judge, check their past administrative judgements vote. We need to write our senators, state representatives and of course the prosecutors and judges.

Sam Cheyne

Marysville

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