The article, "Juvenile law & tried as an adult," states that a minor can be tried as an adult or as a minor. The procedure depends on the severity of the crime, the age of the child, and the arrest history of the child. If the judge decides to charge the child as an adult, he is treated like an adult in every aspect. This includes being held in prison until their hearing.
Andrew Wurst, the eighth grader who shot and killed a teacher at his school dance, was tried as an adult. He received charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and many more. This case was handled very well by the prosecutor as well as by the judge. Wurst had allegedly told another student prior to the dance, that it was going to be a "memorable" dance. His actions were indisputably premeditated. The severity of this crime was very high. He knew what he intended to do, harm or even kill other people. That fact alone was enough to put him in front of a judge as an adult.
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