Four girls — ages 14, 13 (two) and 12 — reportedly posted live Facebook and Instagram of themselves killing a 15-year-old girl with a knife inside a Walmart on Jan. 23 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Police charged one girl with 2nd-degree murder, and the other three juveniles with principal to 2nd-degree murder, reports WDSU.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso held a news conference on Jan. 24, and scolded parents for being clueless about their kids, notes KATC:
I’m asking you tonight, for our parents to take control. they have to. We can’t do this. We can arrest them, but that’s not going to solve the problem. It’s going to take parenting; knowing where their kids are, what they’re involved in, what they’re doing.
I know many of us are in the most difficult times of our lives. There’s not a lot for our kids to do right now. We’re just not in normal circumstances, but that is no excuse for the behavior that is going on in our community with our juveniles. They’re breaking the law and they’re getting violent and we can’t tolerate it. I’m asking you to not put us in that position...
We’re asking everybody to step up and get involved. All of us: parent, grandparent, store owners. We can’t let this happen, because it’s going to get worse and it’s going to get completely out of control. We as a society cannot tolerate this behavior. We cannot sit back and let this happen.