A federal appeals court says a California high school student’s 30-month prison sentence for firing a laser pointer at a small aircraft is too extreme.
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Adam Gardenhire should get no more than 10 months confinement after pleading guilty to pointing the laser at a small aircraft as it approached the Burbank Airport near Los Angeles in 2012.
The issue here is whether Gardenhire’s actions were “reckless.”
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