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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:13 PM
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9-year-old student charged in pencil stabbing
A 9-year-old elementary school student has been charged with seriously injuring a classmate by stabbing her in the back with a pencil on Wednesday, lawmen said.

Cumberland County sheriffs deputies charged the boy after he stabbed the 10-year-old girl at Cliffdale Road Elementary School, a news release said.Investigators say the boy stabbed the girl with a pencil, causing a puncture wound on the upper portion of her back.

The boy stabbed the girl after an argument over a pencil box, authorities said.According to the release, the boy found his missing pencil box in the girls possession.
The girl did not require emergency medical assistance and returned to school Thursday, the release said.

Detectives could charge the boy with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury pending the outcome of the investigation, the release said.

He is in the custody of his parents at this time. School officials will handle disciplinary action against him.
http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=310980

The jails will be full soon.....
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:21 PM
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1. So are they also going to charge the little girl with theft?
It seems there are two perpetrators here...
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:23 PM
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2. yeah...cause nine year olds arguing over a pencil box
should resolve their stuff with stabbings...

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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:27 PM
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4. Don't forget the prison time
Edited on Mon Nov-24-08 02:31 PM by Cronus Protagonist
They should be tried as adults and let anyone who thinks a pencil jab is anything less than a violent stabbing go with them!

:sarcasm:
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:41 PM
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10. who said anything about trying them as adults?
oh yes, you did.

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:24 PM
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3. They still allow pencils in schools?
Those things are dangerous!
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:29 PM
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5. When I was 10 I stabbed the girl sitting in front of me with my pencil.
Of course, I was thoughtful enough to use the eraser end and consequently the pointy end stuck in my own hand. I still have a faint pencil mark tattoo on my right palm these 46 years later.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:30 PM
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6. I can't reconcile...
The statement about "serious injury" and the one that said the girl did not require emergency medical assistance and returned to school the next day.

The boy was most definitely wrong for stabbing the girl. The girl was most definitely wrong for stealing the pencil box. Both should be punished by their parents.

Other than that, I don't see where the story is.
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babydollhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:32 PM
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7. In 4th grade stabbed me in my open palm with my pencil he'd taken
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:33 PM
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8. I've never confessed this, but...
I put a thumb tack on the seat of a girl who sat in front of me in second grade. She yelped. Later that week, I was punished by her catching me in the schoolyard and kissing me. Icky Poo! Girls smell! :crazy:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:40 PM
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9. I wonder why this was moved to the NC forum?
It's not like pencil stabbings are restricted to North Carolina, lol.

I handled a pencil stabbing myself last week. An 8th grader, who stabbed herself hard enough to jam a big piece of graphite in the fleshy part of her palm.

Accidentally, of course.

The "theft" of the pencil box should be investigated, and, if called for, appropriate action taken.

Just as the pencil stabbing should be acted upon. Suspended? Maybe. Charges filed? Please.

Here's a futile suggestion:

Let's increase the square-footage of each classroom, and decrease class size down to the optimum #, according to research: about 15. More space per student, fewer students to manage, and most of the petty conflicts disappear. More attention is available for more serious behavior issues.

What do you think?
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 03:19 PM
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11. They do that from time to time. I posted an article once about a
dad killing his eight year old son while hunting, it was sent off the state forum. I'm not really sure what would be considered national or local. Ever since then I just post everything in gd
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