Charges should fit the crime

Regarding the Saturday article, “Lake Stevens kids terrified on school bus”:

What is wrong here? I’m sure the students are still suffering the intrusion they witnessed aboard the bus, and probably didn’t sleep a peaceful night. They will have this assault on their minds for a very long time. The man should be charged with 39 counts of assault and with whatever else they can charge him with. His bail was asked to be set at $60,000. It should be 39 times that. We would like to see some justice here.

Mike Armstrong

Everett

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