Third-Graders Arrested in Plot to Kill Teacher

4-1-08 Kids grow up so fast these days, don’t they? It seems like in the blink of an eye they’re walking, saying they’re first words, attending their first day of school, conspiring to kill the teacher. Police in South Georgia arrested nine 3’rd graders, both boys and girls, in an apparent plot to assassinate their teacher. Police describe it as an “elaborate” plan that had apparently been hatched by 3 ringleaders amongst the bunch. The itenery was to knock her … Continue reading →

Hitchhiking to Kindergarten

1-24-08 One little girl, we’ll call her Amy, thought that she was old enough to walk to school on her own. I guess she didn’t want mom crimping her style. After all, a kids got a reputation to keep. Her mother, we’ll call her Julie, disagreed. At the tender age of 5, she thought that her daughter was much too young to be walking to school by herself. The school was several miles away and crossed several busy streets to … Continue reading →

Tongues Really Do Stick To Flagpoles

1-25-08 Nothing you see on TV is real, right? That’s what two fourth-graders in Indiana thought when they mimicked a scene from the movie “a Christmas story,” betting that their tongues wouldn’t really stick to a cold flagpole if they licked it. Turns out, some things you see on TV really are true! The two boys, Gavin Dempsey and James Alexander, were on flag duty at Jackson Elementary school one chilly Friday morning. They were in charge of rising and … Continue reading →

Hungry For Applebee’s, Child Takes Car On Joyride

10-9-2007 Kids grow up so fast these days, don’t they? One day you’re driving them to Kindergarten, the next day they’re driving themselves to the local hang out spot…literally. In Broomfield, Colorado, a famished 6-year-old apparently snatched his grand-mothers car keys, moved his car-seat to the front drivers side, and settled himself behind the steering wheel. The boy then tried to drive himself to the local Applebee’s restaurant for some grub. He didn’t make it too far. It’s apparently difficult … Continue reading →

Tot Weddings?

8-18-07 A law passed by Arkansas lawmakers in 2007 allows citizens of any age, including infants or toddlers, to marry so long as their parents agree.  Lawmakers called a special session to fix this unintended loophole in their new legislation. “It’s clearly not the intent to allow 10-year-olds or 11-year-olds to get married,” said the bills sponsor, Representative Will Bond. It was intended to establish 18 as the minimum legal age to marry, while allowing pregnant teenagers to get married … Continue reading →

McDonald’s Used in Hunt for 4-Year-Old 911 Caller

7-5-07 Phones were ringing off the hook at the 911 dispatch center for Carpentersville, Illinois. Something foul was amidst. But it wasn’t a natural disaster or other calamity that was causing such commotion, but rather a preschooler who learned a little too well how to dial 9-1-1. The 4-year-old girl used a deactivated cell phone to call 911 dispatchers 287 times in June, unbeknownst to her mother. The child had called as often as 20 times a shift according to … Continue reading →

Court Dismisses Sex Case Against 13-Year-Old Girl

July 17,2007 Calling the case “absurd”, The Utah Supreme Court tossed out a case against a 13-year-old girl, who was found guilty of sexual abuse after engaging in consensual sex with a 12-year-old boy. The girl became pregnant afterwards. In 2004, the Weber County girl pleaded guilty to what is the equivalent of a second-degree felony for an adult. Judge J. Mark Andrus ordered her to obey her parents, provide a DNA sample and pay the processing fee, and write … Continue reading →

Kids Arrested In Kidnapping Plot

7-5-07 Two sisters, ages 10 and 12, redefined the word “kidnapping” early in the morning of July 5’th, when they snuck into a neighbors home and took her 1-year-old son. The girls also took diapers and a stroller, leaving a ransom note demanding $200,000, before making a get-away under the cover of darkness. “If you want to see your son again, then you won’t call police and report him missing and you will leave $200,000 on the sofa tonight and … Continue reading →

Kids Arrested In Kidnapping Plot

(7-5-07) Two sisters, ages 10 and 12, redefined the word “kidnapping” early in the morning of July 5’th, when they snuck into a neighbors home and took her 1-year-old son. The girls also took diapers and a stroller, leaving a ransom note demanding $200,000, before making a get-away under the cover of darkness. “If you want to see your son again, then you won’t call police and report him missing and you will leave $200,000 on the sofa tonight and … Continue reading →

Screwdriver In The Brain? No Problem For This Tough Tot

12-28-07 As a parent, you tell your kids a lot of things. But have you ever told them it’s not a good idea to stick screwdrivers through their brains? If you’re anything like the rest of us, you probably never thought such a thing was necessary. Apparently it is, as one Arizona mother found out, after her 2-year-old daughter apparently shoved a screwdriver into her own eye. It took doctors two hours to remove the instrument, which had entered the … Continue reading →