Michigan Prosecutor Charges 10-Year-old Then Drops Charges
Article from Fox News by Paulina Dedaj.
Prosecutors in Michigan have dismissed te assault charges that were briefly filed against a 10-year-old boy who reportedly threw a rubber ball at another student — allegedly causing the classmate to suffer a concussion and leaving abrasions on his face.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Tuesday a young boy at Eriksson Elementary school in Canton Township was charged with aggravated assault after he’d allegedly caused serious injury to another student during a game of “Tips.”
According to prosecutors, that boy was playing the schoolyard game April 29 with several other children. In the game, a rubber ball, similar to the kind used in dodgeball, is tossed in the air and players must race to catch it.
But after the game came to an end, the 10-boy allegedly took the ball and “intentionally threw it with force” at a 9-year-old student, allegedly causing that boy’s injuries.
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“the 10-boy allegedly took the ball and “intentionally threw it with force””…Geez, they start young in Michigan!
When I was his age, we called it “Dodge Ball” and we threw it with as much force as we could muster. Sure glad I am not a kid during these time, or I would on death row for being so aggressive. We actually tried to hurt the other guy in a silly game called football that now requires you to kneel during the National Anthem. I wonder what Basic Training will become in 10 years? Instead of SoS (S*it on a Shingle) which was some type of sludge on a piece of bread for lunch, they will have to serve pudding cups.