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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

Regarding Eric Heyl's column “Heyl: Former Woodland Hills player Randall shows he's a punk” : I find the actions of Harry Randall completely inexcusable.

I am a senior at Woodland Hills High School who had a few classes with Mr. Randall. The words “funny” and “bright” are the last words I would use to describe him. Harry was inappropriate, disrespectful and immature. Once, we were assigned to work in a coed group on an assignment. The first words out of his mouth were inappropriate comments about the female anatomy.

You might not agree with the way Heyl wrote his column, but you cannot deny its truth. Just because Harry Randall is young, might have had a tough life growing up or is on the football team, that should not soften his punishment if he's convicted.

This was not a first offense. He had a second chance. He had a bright future ahead of him. He had every reason to better himself! But he still allegedly threw it away.

Harry Randall is old enough to be accountable for his actions. He is old enough to know right from wrong. He had the power to turn his life around after his first arrest, but he seemingly didn't. There is no defense for his alleged criminal behavior.

Megan Owens


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