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4 Seattle students facing robbery charges

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2024 | Juvenile offenses |

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in recent years knows that crime among teenagers and adolescents is an ongoing problem in Seattle and other areas across Washington. Unfortunately, when a juvenile is arrested and charged with a criminal offense, his or her life can be permanently impacted regardless of the nature of the crime. Any type of criminal charge on a teenager’s record often prevents them from obtaining employment and may inhibit future opportunities. 

Juveniles arrested 

Recently in Seattle, four juvenile boys were reportedly arrested for attempting an armed robbery at a high school. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. at Ingraham High School on Densmore Avenue North. According to police reports, a male student was walking to the school when a red car containing four juvenile boys pulled up. Allegedly, the four boys got out of the car, held the victim at gunpoint and demanded the victim’s earphones and shoes. 

Reportedly, the victim was able to escape and called authorities from a nearby residence. Police said they located the red car a short time later parked outside the school with the four suspects still inside. Reportedly, the four boys were taken into custody without incident. Police said the four juveniles were identified as students of Ingraham High School. 

There is help available 

If these students are convicted, their lives will likely be negatively impacted for many years. In Washington, juveniles who have been charged with criminal offenses have the right to meet with a legal representative who can help them during this troubling time. An experienced attorney can determine the best defense strategy based on the circumstances while protecting the rights of the accused.