(New York Post) A hot-headed teen got a slap on the wrist Friday for slugging a Manhattan principal who told him to turn down his music.
Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson granted Luis Penzo, 19, youthful offender status and sentenced him to a conditional discharge — as long as he stays out of trouble for three years he’ll dodge prison and a criminal record.
“You made us very proud,” the judge said of the surly teen’s compliance with a family therapy program.
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Penzo, who sauntered into Manhattan Supreme Court Friday wearing a white T-shirt and red gym shorts, offered no apology for the October 2016 beatdown of Principal Matthew Tossman.