Par­ents may do time for child’s crime

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

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

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