Thursday, October 20, 2011

Teens tend to Blow Up sometimes


Eighteen-year-old Austin Simmons was ordered to attend an anger management class and to get a drug and alcohol evaluation in exchange for having the charges against him dropped. Simmons was arrested for making and setting off small bombs in the woods behind Frankfort Avenue in West View, on September 22 of this year. Instead of being charged with risking catastrophe and criminal conspiracy, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and corruption of minors, he will only be charged with a summary criminal mischief offense. Simmons was not alone that night; he also had two 17-year-old boys with him as they set of homemade bottle bombs. The two 17-year-olds face charges of criminal mischief, as eight vehicles along Center Avenue and Oakwood and Richland Avenues had their tires slashed that same evening. Whether these explosions were anger based or not, it’s always important to evaluate your actions or you may end up in trouble.

David Grange is an intern with Daybreak Counseling Service in its Yorba Linda Office. Daybreak Counseling Service teaches anger management techniques in 5 Southern California offices including Yorba Linda, Los Angeles, Gardena, Santa Monica and Pasadena.

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