Weesp ‘serial killers’ get juvenile detention

Two schoolboys who made a threatening phone call to a school in Weesp earlier this year, sparking a week-long panic, have been sentenced to four weeks in juvenile detention, news agency ANP reports.

The boys, who were 13 and 14 at the time, phoned a town primary school saying they were the ‘serial killer of Weesp’. The call coincided with an unrelated threatening letter, prompting a massive security operation.
The boys will not have to go to a youth prison because they were held in custody before the case came to court.
The lawyer of one of the boys told the court all charges should be dismissed because justice ministry officials broke their own rules when questioning the juveniles.
The boys, who voluntarily reported to the police station, were questioned between 23.30 and 3am without a lawyer or social worker present, lawyer Sam Bharatsingh claims in Friday’s AD.
The youths were held in custody for a week after being charged.

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