COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- WZZM 13 taking a closer look at how Coopersville boy was punished, after he pleaded guilty to being an accomplice to swatting. The 14-year-old was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution and now has a felony on his record.
The punishment provoked some strong reaction on the WZZM 13 Facebook page. Most people commenting agreed with Melissa, who says "The boy admitted his sin and called police. He should be punished but a $10,000 fine and felony charges? Just ridiculous."
However a few people, like Chris, point out that "This isn't a 'mistake' that anyone should take lightly. This could have had serious ramifications."
With many people questioning the teenager's sentence, WZZM 13 took the concerns to the Ottawa County Court Administrator.