PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The South Fayette High School sophomore charged with disorderly conduct for recording his alleged bullies in class will have the charges against him dropped.
Justin Steele, attorney for Christian Stanfield, told KDKA’s Kym Gable he got the call from the District Attorney’s Office Wednesday afternoon.
The D.A.’s Office released a statement on Wednesday, which said:
“No one in our office who is authorized to give advice on wiretap issues or school conduct issues was ever contacted in this matter. We have made multiple attempts to contact the officer who wrote the citation and [these] results have been unsuccessful. It is our intention to withdraw the citation on April 29th because we do not believe this behavior rises to the level of a citation.”
The family decided to celebrate at Bubba’s Gourmet Burgers and Beers in Bridgeville.
There, Stanfield was greeted by several well-wishers, and by State Rep. Jesse White, who told Stanfield he’s drafting legislation called “Christian’s Law.”
The bill is aimed at closing the state’s wire-tapping loophole that got the teen in trouble in the first place.
KDKA Radio afternoon host Mike Pintek spoke with Rep. White about the proposal he has for “Christian’s Law.” Rep. White explains that he is not using this case for his own personal gain. He believes this is the right thing to do because Stanfield is his constituent and he wants to help him.
Pintek continued by confronting Rep. White about his online incident and stated that what he did could be considered bullying. Rep. White responded that he’d be the first to say that the way he went about the situation was wrong and if the recipients of the comments felt bullied, then that was their opinion.