I was reading the newspaper this morning and saw a story about a university student arrested and charged with burglary and assault. Last Monday, this student hit a security guard over the head, broke into his professor’s office, and stole the professor’s computer. He wasn’t doing well in the class and thought that he could steal the exam.
When he was arraigned in court , the prosecutor said that the charges were very serious felonies and not simple misdemeanors. He also said that because the student was a flight risk , the bail should be set at $2 million. The judge agreed.
If the student was found guilty of all of the charges, he could be sentenced to up to 15 years in jail.
When I read this story, I thought, wouldn’t it have been easier for him to just study?
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse