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Montclair and the rest of our society cannot accept malignantly aggressive behavior perpetrated by people, whether adults or juveniles.


For young people, who are physically, intellectually and psychologically developing, intolerable actions can cause both immediate and lasting damage.

Hurtful actions committed by youths against other youths are dangerous, destructive — and unacceptable.


Adults who bully and brutalize other adults or children face misdemeanor or felony charges. But our nation's laws are much less focused on abuse perpetrated by minors against other young people. Police officers and school officials generally are reluctant to levy consequential penalties on young people, legitimately noting that a wayward youth may have failed to recognize the consequence of her or his bad action.