OF COURSE HE IS!!!
Crap! He carried a kitchen knife to school and stabbed a person! A ‘good little boy’? For goodness’ sake, Aunty, wake up and smell the flowers. ‘Good little boys’ don’t carry weapons, ‘good little boys’ don’t plan these sorts of acts (and one has to believe a certain degree of premeditation is involved here), ‘good little boys’ don’t contemplate membership of a gang (they don’t need to because they have a healthy circle of friends who are also ‘good little boys’ and girls). He’s a criminal.
However the bleeding heart, PC crew will now take stage centre and regale us with all the reasons as to why this event should be understood for what it actually is and the youth should be excused.
Sigh of exasperation.