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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What's Going On?

Can anyone think of an 8 or 9 or even 10 yr old as anything else but cute, sweet and innocent child?

When we see a group of kids that age, we'd think that they're talking about kid stuffs and whatever else but definitely not plotting a crime. Right? So when exactly does the violent trait starts? And the big Q is why? Im sorry if im making you confused but i promise you, there's a reason for it which you'll know once you've got passed the red paragraghs to the story attached.

When someone commit a crime, their childhood stories would almost always come out too. Its just human nature to try to rationalise everything. Maybe they were abused. Maybe the parents were too busy working/earning money to support the family thus didn pay enough attention to them or take them for holidays. Maybe the parents got divorced so their lives are screwed up. And so many other stories. So I really would like to know what's wrong with these kids in the story below.

An excerpt from reuters.
Nine-year-olds plotted to tie up, hurt teacher

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Nine-year-olds at a school in the U.S. state of Georgia brought a broken steak knife, handcuffs and electrical tape to school in a plot to injure their teacher, authorities said on Tuesday.

Teachers at Center Elementary School in Waycross, Georgia, uncovered the plot on Friday when a pupil reported that a child in the third grade had brought a weapon into the school.

"The plan was to handcuff the teacher, put tape over her mouth and hit her over the head with the paperweight and possibly cut her," said Lt. Duane Caswell of Waycross police, adding that some students said the knife was simply there to cut the tape.

To read the rest of the story, please go here and here or you can google for the story.


Munira said...

I've got nothing to say, except that's just horrifying!

Pi Bani said...

Too much violence on TV? Children are after all the very curious type.

natrah said...

OMG!! Doakan anak2 kita di jauhkan dari semua itu..amin.

bini mokhtar said...

tsk tskkk ganasnye bebudak skang nehhh.. i dulu baya2 tu tau main batu seremban jek aaaaa

Salt & Turmeric said...

Munira, my tot exactly. sigh..

Pi, kids are not supposed to be watching shows yg have to much of violence. Parents here can block such shows fr their kids.

Nat, amin. sama2 lah kita doakan so tak ada lagi case cam ni.

Lily, samalah kita. rasanya baru nak belajar naik basikal. lol.

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