Letter: Arson suspect let off easy

The student at West that set the fire was released to his parents. Why? Because mom and dad are rich? Anybody else’s kid would have been taken to McLaughlin Youth Center. The fact that he was charged with a felony is automatically justification for confinement. Let him have his turkey and dressing jailhouse style. The parents could have taught their kid a lesson by having him locked up but chose not to. Sad. Real sad.

— Chuck Meister