This is such a tragedy. In all my life I don’t think I’ve ever heard a story like this before and I’ve heard a lot. Two students from a New Jersey high school ducked out of class, left the building, stole a car, got into hit and run accident, and then somehow returned to school and went back to class.
The driver in the other car that was hit was killed. Needless to say, I hope that these two never see the light of day again. Someone probably in the liberal media, or some Black Lives Matter movement representative welcome to their aid and talk about the poverty-stricken, no parental guidance, republican hating environment that they grew up in as an excuse for their actions.
The story is a tragic one and hopefully the victim’s family will get justice and I’m not talking 15 years down the line I’m talking about immediately.
Classes were not yet underway at Camden High School when the two teenagers slipped out of the building unnoticed. Half a mile from school they came across an unlocked silver Cadillac DeVille, police said, and they began cruising through the city’s streets.
They were driving north on the cobblestone-paved Seventh Street in the city’s Lanning Square section just before 10 a.m. on April 25 when they passed a police cruiser. By then the owner of the Cadillac had reported it stolen, and the officer made a U-turn behind them. That’s when the 16-year-old behind the wheel accelerated, according to police, taking off suddenly and striking Tia Walker, 53, as she crossed the street.
The male teenagers, whose names have not been released because they are juveniles, abandoned the car and ran. At least one of them returned to Camden High School afterward, authorities said. Walker, a mother and grandmother who had lived in Camden her entire life, died the next day at Cooper University Hospital.
“I don’t know what’s worse: that we had to bury our sister or that these perpetrators were children,” said Brother Minister Wasim Muhammad, Walker’s brother, who also is a member of the Camden school board. “I just don’t know which is the greater tragedy.”
The 16-year-old driver was arrested last month and charged with aggravated manslaughter, death by auto, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, causing death by driving without a license, and receiving stolen property. He is being held at the Camden County juvenile detention center in Lakeland. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office declined to comment on whether the passenger in the car could face charges.
I am heartbroken over this and like I stated earlier, I hope things work out for the victim’s family and everything is cleared up with charges against these young adults. There’s no reason why these kids are still roaming the streets after this heinous crime.
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