Withholding name of arrested youth sets bad precedent for all
February 5, 2020
Last week, police arrested a 15-year-old boy for bringing a gun to Sweet Home High School.
From our perspective, everyone did an outstanding job responding to this threat, details of which are in our report on page 1. Officials quickly identified the suspect and removed him from a classroom as the high school went into lockdown and similar security measures were employed at the Junior High and Boys & Girls Club.
Only one thing is missing from our story: Official sources, the ones with whom we verify information you read in this newspaper, have refused to give us the name of the boy who wa...