Parents may do time for child’s crime
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — First came the sucker-punch to their 13-year-old son from an older boy outside a dollar store.
Then came the gut-punch from police, who told the parents they were all but powerless to punish the 15-year-old attacker.
“We were essentially told that, being a minor, there was nothing that could be done,” said William Crago, whose son was left with a black eye. “We actually heard that several times: ‘There’s nothing we can do.’” Not anymore. This city just north of Buffalo is getting attention for a new law that lets authorities send parents of