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OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has placed seven central Fla. teens on home detention after they were charged with punching and kicking a 13-year-old girl until she was unconscious.
During Saturday's hearing, State Attorney John Zaleskie asked the judge to detain the youths until arraignment because of "extreme violence" and injuries suffered by the victim. The teens had no prior arrests.
The Ocala Star Banner (lb.vg... ) reports the teens were appointed public defenders and cannot have contact with each other or the victim while on home detention. Their parents declined comment.
The youths were charged with battery and disorderly conduct Friday after allegedly forming a circle around another girl on the school bus and hitting and kicking her repeatedly. The victim told deputies it was her first day riding the bus and no one would let her sit down. She suffered a concussion.
Originally posted by LittleVoice731
These type of kids have REAL problems at home. Every problem child that I have ever come into contact with (10 years working in a preschool) the children were a direct reflection of their own parents and family life.
Children and teenagers who feel they need to bully and beat on other children are bullied and beat on at home. What the police and court systems need to realize is that the parents involved need to be investigated right along the with the child.
Where I live there are all kinds of rude, disrespectful, hateful little kids, as young as 5 running around. It's like nothing I have ever seen. The teaching of values, manners, and morals have been replaced with TV, Video games, and getting whatever they want.
It's sick the way the future of the planet is being brought up, my own children not included. My boys are well mannered, smart, and respectful, any and all actions otherwise are not tolerated at my house, period. I sometimes think I am the only parent left on earth this way.
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
reply to post by Manhater
I am 42. In the 4th grade I was beat on my way home, daily, for most of the school year. Often the odds were far in excess of 3 on 1 and I am certain there were at least 7 many times.
Nothing has changed. This isn't about the youth of today. In fact -- the first people to whine about their "out of control" kids were the Athenian's, over 2000 years ago.
Originally posted by Manhater
I just got ordered to go to bed by a child. She's sleeping now. So, I just snuck out. If we didn't go to bed, it would of been another officer night and another war zone.
This kid has us whooped and around her little pinky that she does need boot camp.
She only listens when the authorities come over. She don't listen to us.
Originally posted by Annee
DAMN! They really need to come with an instruction manual.