Someone once told me that nobody should be held responsible for what they did in high school. At the time I thought that was a clever statement, these kids are of high school age and need to be held responsible for their heinous actions.
They also need a lifetime ban on any and all hunting privileges. To me that would worse than being in jail.
I hope they get at least some jail time + an onerous amount of community service + a ban on hunting/ fishing licenses. That’s pretty atrocious behavior. I fear that prosecutors might let them off too easily.