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SnakebyteXX
01-26-2005, 06:44 AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 Posted: 7:29 AM EST (1229 GMT)

OCALA, Florida (AP) -- Two boys were arrested for making pencil-and-crayon stick figure drawings depicting a 10-year-old classmate being stabbed and hung, police said. The children, charged with a felony, were taken from school in handcuffs.

The 9- and 10-year-old boys were arrested Monday and charged with making a written threat to kill or harm another person. They were also suspended from school.

One drawing showed the two boys standing on either side of the other boy and "holding knives pointed through" his body, according to a police report. The figures were identified by written names or initials.

Another drawing showed a stick figure hanging, tears falling from his eyes, with two other stick figures standing below him. Other pieces of scrap paper listed misspelled profanities and the initials of the boy who was allegedly threatened.

The boys' parents said they thought the children should be punished by the school and families, not the legal system.

Link (http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/01/26/drawings.arrests.ap/index.html)

Rich R.
01-26-2005, 07:57 AM
In this day and age, the police do not take these things lightly. They seem to be addressing each and every incident in a very serious manner and considering it a real threat.

I'm sure the punishment for the boys will consist mainly of probation and counseling, but you never know.

IMHO, I don't think the handcuffs were not necessary.

Wally_in_Cincy
01-26-2005, 09:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rich R.:</font><hr> IMHO, I don't think the handcuffs were not necessary. <hr /></blockquote>

Yeah, they should have just tazed the little buggers /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Rich R.
01-26-2005, 09:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> Yeah, they should have just tazed the little buggers /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>
Let's leave that to the parents, when they get them at home, alone. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

sack316
01-26-2005, 11:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <hr /></blockquote>
Let's leave that to the parents, when they get them at home, alone. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif <hr /></blockquote>

yeah, but unfortunately then the parents would also get brought up on charges for disciplining their children.