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Boy charged with rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail
"A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape and murder of schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail. The six-year-old's body was found on the Isle of Bute on Monday, just hours after she was reported missing. The teenager, who was arrested on Wednesday, appeared in private before Greenock Sheriff Court on Friday. Alesha, who was from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, had been staying at her grandmother's house when she was reported missing at 06:25 on Monday. During a brief appearance the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody."
BBC News, July 6, 2018

Teen girl fatally shot by 9-year-old brother over video game controller: police
" ABERDEEN, Miss. — A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old boy shot his 13-year-old sister in the back of the head. She was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., but didn't survive."
AP, March 19, 2018

New Jersey teen accused of slaying 10-year-old boy captured in Florida
" A New Jersey teen accused of firing the shots that claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy and wounded his mother was captured in Florida late Sunday, authorities said. A four-day manhunt led to the arrest of 18-year-old Karon Council in the coastal city of Pompano Beach, about 1,200 miles from his Neptune Township home, according to Monmouth County prosecutors. During that search, a 16-year-old accomplice was apprehended Thursday at Neptune High School. The alleged gunmen are believed responsible for the Feb. 21 shooting that killed Yovanni Banos-Merino at his Asbury Park home. The boy's mother, Lilia Merino, survived."
NY Daily News, February 26, 2018

Teens face murder charges
"Three teenagers were booked into the Etowah County Detention Center Wednesday for capital murder, according to the jail's mugshots page. Gadsden detectives have confirmed the three were charged in the murder last week of Aaron "A.J." Huff, 18, of Gadsden. One of those arrested is known for his place on a high school football roster — Jessie James Altman, 17, of Rainbow City. Also jailed for capital murder were Broderick Lawrence Pearson, 18, and Lonterry Orlando Harrison, 17, both of Gadsden. The suspects were taken into custody with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force. Altman, a junior, had been a standout on Etowah High School's football roster before his arrest for capital murder. He is a defensive tackle and has been talked of as a college prospect."
The Gasden Times (Alabama), January 10, 2018

Teen MS-13 gang member told 15-year-old girl not to 'forget my name' before she tortured and killed her
"A teen MS-13 gang member told a 15-year-old girl not to "forget my name" before she tortured and murdered her last year in Virginia, the killer admitted to cops. Venus Romero Iraheta, now 18, pleaded guilty this week to taking the life of Damaris Reyes Rivas one year ago. Iraheta faces life in prison. Prosecutors say Iraheta and other gang members lured Reyes Rivas to a park in Fairfax County, where she was beaten and stabbed 23 times. Iraheta discussed the brutal details with police officers in a recorded interview on Feb. 14. The video was released on Wednesday, two days following her guilty plea."
NY Daily News, January 11, 2018

Teen slashed with kitchen knife in fight outside Queens school
" A Queens teen was hospitalized Tuesday after a schoolmate slashed her with a kitchen knife, authorities said. Witnesses told police the Young Women's Leadership School students were arguing at the Jamaica school when the 17-year-old attacker pulled the knife. The victim, 18, suffered three slash wounds, to her forehead and right ear and above her right eye."
NY Daily News, January 9, 2018

Brooklyn teen charged with fatally shooting 15-year-old boy
" Zidon Clarke, 17, was busted for shooting Rohan Levy in the back of the head near his home in East Flatbush around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20, police said. Levy and his friends were standing on E. 55th St. near Lenox Road when Clarke jumped out of a gold Honda Accord and opened fire with a .380-caliber handgun, according to officials."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 6, 2017

Teen stabbed during hallway fight at Queens high school
" The three young suspects got into a fight with the 16-year-old victim in a busy hallway near the cafeteria at John Bowne High School on Main St. in Flushing about 10:45 a.m., police said. Cops found the victim stabbed in the side. Medics rushed him to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens in stable condition."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 4, 2017

Juvenile in 2012 Delhi gang rape case 'unaware' of verdict, works as cook in south India
"Away from the limelight on the verdict in the December 16 gang-rape and murder, the 'juvenile' convicted in the case, who was found guilty of raping and killing the 23-year-old physiotherapist on December 16, 2012 — has settled well in his new life.", 05-05-2017

Teenage killer Kim Edwards is 'another Myra Hindley'
"Kim Edwards and her boyfriend Lucas Markham murdered Edwards' mother Elizabeth and 13-year-old sister Katie as they slept in their home in Lincolnshire last April. Graham Green, Elizabeth's bereaved partner, said the girl should never be freed from prison and compared her to the infamous moors murderer Myra Hindley who killed five children alongside Ian Brady in the 1960s.", 26 June 2017

Girl throws boiling water on resting 11-year-old at Bronx sleepover
" Victim Jamoneisha Merritt suffered second-degree burns to her face and shoulders in the attack early Monday at a home on Findlay Ave. near E. 166th St. in East Concourse, according to the sources. Jamoneisha, who also lives in East Concourse, was warned not to go to sleep and awoke to her face and chest burning, the sources said. Medics rushed her to Harlem Hospital's burn unit, according to an NBC 4 report."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 10, 2017

Wisconsin girl convicted in Slender Man stabbing sentenced
"WAUKESHA, Wis. – One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum punishment possible. Anissa Weier, 16, pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree intentional homicide, but she claimed she wasn't responsible for her actions because she was mentally ill. In September, a jury agreed. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren on Thursday sentenced Weier to 25 years in a psychiatric institution, retroactive to the date of the crime. That means she would be institutionalized until age 37."
AP, December 21, 2017

Teen Detained in Death of 14-Year-Old Kaytlynn Cargill
"Police believe 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill of Bedford was murdered in June with a hammer after she was involved in a drug deal, according to court documents. A 16-year-old juvenile acquaintance of the victim has been charged with murder in connection with her death and held on $250,000 bond, police said Friday. He was arrested Friday morning at O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, according to his arrest warrant."
NBC 5 (Texas), September 1, 2017

Suspect in 'Slender Man' case who stabbed classmate 19 times accepts plea deal
" One of the two Wisconsin girls suspected ofstabbing a classmate 19 times to please the fictional horror character Slender Man accepted a plea deal Monday. WMTV reports that Anissa Weier, 15, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of attempted second degree intentional homicide, party to a crime for the 2014 stabbing of her classmate Payton Leutner. She was initially charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide."
NY Daily News, August 21, 2017

12 weeks after father dies, tragedy strikes Strahan family again in Freeman shooting
"Sam Strahan died mere weeks after losing his father in a tragic accident on Father's Day. A sophomore at Freeman High School, Strahan was fatally shot after he confronted a fellow sophomore who'd come to school armed Wednesday morning."
Spokesman-Review (Spokane), September 14, 2017

Ammo, manifesto and Molotov cocktail recovered from home of Washington high school shooting suspect
" SPOKANE, Wash. - Guns, ammunition, a Molotov cocktail and a school yearbook with pictures of faces marked with X's were seized by police from the home of a Washington state high school sophomore accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding three other students, according to court documents filed in the case. Investigators last week also found a "manifesto" in the home of 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe, said the documents made public Friday that emerged in the media Monday as students returned to Freeman High School for the first time since last week's shooting. The documents did not provide details about what was written in the manifesto discovered in a notebook. Another notebook had a list of chemicals. The Molotov cocktail was described as a "practice" incendiary device but the documents provided no more details."
AP, October 19, 2017

Student stabbed to death with switchblade by bullied classmate at Bronx high school
" The taunting began on the first day of high school and continued until Abel Cedeno couldn't hold his rage another second. The bullied student, armed with a $30 switchblade, stabbed one of his tormentors to death and savagely gashed a second teen as a Wednesday morning history class turned into a Bronx bloodbath, police said. Horrified classmates howled in disbelief as Cedeno flew into a homicidal fury, plunging the serrated stainless steel blade into the chests of Matthew McCree, 15, and Ariane Laboy, 16. The knife-wielding Cedeno just "went crazy," said witness Jomarlyn Colon, 16. "Everybody just stood back. A few of them were holding Matthew. A few of them were holding towels on the wound."
NY Daily News, September 27, 2017

Indiana Teen Allegedly Tried to Kill Newborn Niece by Lacing Her Bottle With Pills
"A 19-year-old Indiana woman has been wanted by authorities for months for allegedly trying to poison her brother's newborn by lacing the infant's bottle with crushed up pills, PEOPLE confirms. Court officials confirm Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda is accused of texting her boyfriend back in January about her plans, allegedly saying she wouldn't feel remorse if her 11-week-old niece died. PEOPLE spoke with court officials who allege Rodriguez-Miranda was upset that her brother, his fiancée, and their baby were living with her in her mother's home, and sent texts to her boyfriend from a phone that she shares with her mother. "I'm gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby," Rodriguez-Miranda allegedly wrote on Jan. 12."
People (Crime), September 27, 2017

'Slender Man' stabber faces up to 40 years in mental hospital
" WAUKESHA, Wis. — Prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to sentence a girl to 40 years in a mental hospital for stabbing a classmate in an attack she said was done to please the fictional horror character Slender Man. Morgan Geyser, now 15, broke down in sobs during her plea hearing as a judge asked her to recount the 2014 stabbing of a classmate in a Milwaukee-area park. A co-defendant, Anissa Weier, also admitted a role in the attack. An emotional Geyser referred to the victim by her nickname as she began to recount for the judge the crime for which she was pleading guilty. "I hurt Bella," Geyser said, stopping several times to compose herself during the hearing as she told the judge she stabbed her classmate with a knife she took from home."
AP, October 6, 2017

10-year-old boy killed in crossbow shooting in Lincoln County
"CHANDLER — A crossbow shooting over the weekend left a 10-year-old boy dead and another injured, officials said. At shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln County deputies arrived at a home at 980267 S Pecan Meadows Drive, where a crossbow shooting was reported. Austin Almanza, 10, was pronounced dead at the scene. His younger brother, Ayden Almanza, was injured, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. A 13-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was arrested."
The Oklahoman, October 23, 2017

Pre-teens busted for plan to blow up Queens school with rocket launchers, grenades
"Two 12-year-old boys were busted for hatching a plan to blow up their Queens school with rocket launchers, grenades and land mines, police source said Friday. Authorities at Intermediate School 102 on Van Horn St. near 55th Road in Elmhurst found a notebook with the plan written inside in the gym on Nov. 1, sources said. School staffers eventually determined who was responsible after someone recognized the handwriting."
NY Daily News, November 17, 2017

Kentucky teens charged after violent bullying video posted to social media
" When the 16-year-old was heading home from school one afternoon in May, she crossed paths with five teenagers who followed her.
First they verbally harassed her and then attacked her with a plastic baseball bat when she tried to leave them behind, WDRB reported. And now she could be getting justice."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 26, 2016.

Massachusetts teen Philip Chism sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for rape, murder of teacher Colleen Ritzer
" Philip Chism murdered Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in 2013 when he was just 14.
Chism was given a 25-year sentence for first-degree murder, 40 years for aggravated rape 40 years for robbery — all to be served concurrently. He will be eligible for parole after serving 40 years."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 26, 2016.

Student in custody after shooting and wounding classmate at Ohio high school
"Kraig Hissong, superintendent of the West Liberty-Salem Local School District, told reporters late Friday morning the shooting occurred as classes began at the school complex roughly 45 miles northwest of Columbus.
The shooter, a 17-year-old senior, used a shotgun and intended to harm more than the student who was hit, Champaign County Sheriff Matthew Melvin said. ", January 20, 2017.

Teen girls arrested after video shows them punching 62-year-old Syracuse man
" Two teen girls were arrested after a video showed them assaulting a 62-year-old Syracuse man who simply asked them not to sit in his yard, police said.
The 14- and 15-year-old girls both punched the man, who walks with a cane, and ran away with a large group of teens laughing as the man gave chase but tripped and fell, according to the video posted to Facebook Wednesday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 24, 2016.

16-year-old boy busted for threatening 13-year-old girl with BB gun at Brooklyn school
" Cops arrested a 16-year-old boy at Brooklyn Public School 41 in Brownsville Wednesday after the student threatened a classmate with a BB gun in the school cafeteria, police said.
The victim of the threat, a 13 year-old girl, was unharmed in the incident and no other injuries were reported. Police said the girl reported the threat to a dean, who alerted school safety agents. The agents then contacted police."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 18, 2017.

Brooklyn teen arrested for threatening to shoot up high school
" Police were notified of the threats and investigators with the Intelligence Bureau responded and took the suspect into custody.
The teen, identified by police sources as 16-year-old Hakeem Alradaai of Brooklyn, has been charged with making terrorist threats and aggravated harassment."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 31, 2017.

Student threatens to shoot up Queens elementary school
" A student used social media to threaten to shoot up a Queens elementary school, officials said Thursday.
The threat to Public School 146 on 159th Ave. in Howard Beach came in via Snapchat on Wednesday, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 2, 2017.

Teenagers beat woman on Brooklyn subway for 'sucking teeth' in disrespect
"A 21-year-old woman was attacked by a group of teenage girls after she sucked her teeth at them in disgust on a Manhattan-bound A train in Brooklyn, cops said Saturday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 11, 2016.

Florida boy, 10, charged with manslaughter in death of 2-year-old cousin
"Medical examiners in Marion County, roughly 100 miles north of Orlando, ruled the June death of Journee Blyden a homicide, WFTV reported shortly after her death. Witnesses had initially said Journee fell out of her playpen, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 7, 2016.

Teen boy nabbed in attempted rape of Bronx 13-year-old girl
" Garry Pinkney, 17, of Foxhurst is charged with attempted rape, robbery, burglary and a criminal sex act, police said.
Pinkney was cuffed on his ankles and said nothing as he was walked out of the Bronx Special Victims police station early Sunday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 17, 2016.

Wisconsin teen slashed throat of brother's girlfriend, told her she would be her 'first kill'
"Kali Bookey is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after describing herself to her victim as a “psychopath and crazy” and telling the 15-year-old girl she would be her “first kill,” according to a criminal complaint cited by the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 29, 2016.

Pa. teen who stabbed or slashed 20 fellow high school students wants to plead guilty
"Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey has acknowledged Hribal committed the attacks at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville in April 2014, but he has argued it was fueled by the defendant's mental health problems. A judge must hold a hearing and agree that Hribal was mentally ill at time of the crimes in order to accept the plea."

A 10-year-old with special needs was set on fire by another child. Premeditated? Or accidental?
"Other boys he considered his friends “would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him,” his mother, Tristyn Hatchett, told the San Antonio Express‑News. “He was usually the brunt of that kind of joke, but he kept playing with them.”
On Sunday afternoon, Kayden hopped on his bike and headed out to play with three boys in a shed not far from home in Kerrville, Tex., relatives said.", October 7, 2016.

Manhattan teen who murdered 16-year-old boy for his Marmot parka faces 15 years to life
" The heartbroken mom of murdered Raphael Ward, also 16, watched as admitted killer Timothy Montalvo, now 19, was sent upstate for what could be the rest of his life.
Prosecutors said Montalvo did not pull the trigger but assisted the unapprehended shooter by providing the murder weapon on Jan. 4, 2013 near the Baruch Houses."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 18, 2016.

Teen gets 15 years in prison for gang raping a woman in Chinatown
" Sanat Asliev previously pleaded guilty along with Erik Pek and Emanuel Burrowes, all 17, for the attack on the 33-year-old woman about 3:30 a.m. on June 1, 2015.
The victim has said that she was “intoxicated and alone” but that “shouldn’t have been a green light for predators.”"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 10, 2016.

Teen gets 15 years in prison for gang raping a woman in Chinatown
" Sanat Asliev previously pleaded guilty along with Erik Pek and Emanuel Burrowes, all 17, for the attack on the 33-year-old woman about 3:30 a.m. on June 1, 2015.
The victim has said that she was “intoxicated and alone” but that “shouldn’t have been a green light for predators.”"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 10, 2016.

Charges expected after 30-girl fight at Pittsburgh high school
"PITTSBURGH - Families of students at a Pittsburgh high school say a fight Monday caused simmering neighborhood tensions to boil over, leading to a brawl involving 30 girls, reports CBS Pittsburgh.
Police are expected to file charges against some of the University Preparatory School students involved in the 10 a.m. incident. No serious injuries were reported, although one girl suffered an asthma attack, officials said.", March 1, 2016.

Teen who killed classmate and then took her own life wrote suicide note, 'She hasn't loved me like that for a long time. This week has been the worst in my life'
" An Arizona teenage girl who fatally shot her classmate — whom she was in a relationship with — before killing herself wrote an anguished suicide note, it was revealed Friday.
Dorothy Dutiel wrote about her love for May Kieu — both 15 years old — whom she murdered on Feb. 12 at Independence High School in Glendale. Dorothy then turned the gun on herself."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 27, 2016.

Georgia teen allegedly scalded 4-year-old brother in bathtub, aunt waited 24 hours to call for help
" The 15-year-old, who has not been named, and aunt Aleisha Harris, 30, have been charged with murder and child cruelty for the alleged cold-hearted killing of the child, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Police said the teen sister beat the boy— identified as Jamal Dunlap — with a leather belt Thursday after he urinated on himself in Harris' Clayton County home. She then held him down in a tub filled with 155-degree water, WSBTV reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 25, 2016.

Two British girls post Snapchat selfie photo as they brutally murder 39-year-old woman — then get ride home from cops
" The girls, aged 13 and 14 at the time, "were laughing and joking" and in "high spirits" in the police van on the trip home after inflicting at least 100 injuries on Angela Wrightson, a court heard, according to the Guardian.
The teens are accused of using a wooden stick, a TV set, a computer printer and a coffee table in their vicious assault on Wrightson as she begged for them to stop, the paper reported Wednesday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 18, 2016.

'A kid brought a gun and he started shooting people': Students flee as teen opens fire in Ohio high school cafeteria
" An Ohio eighth-grade student opened fire in a school cafeteria Monday morning, shooting two students and injuring two others before he ran off and was arrested, police said.
The shooting happened at Madison Junior/Senior High School in Middletown around 11:30 a.m., moments after a sheriff's deputy stationed in the school stepped out of the cafeteria, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 1, 2016.

Two students, both 15-year-old girls 'in a relationship,' dead in murder-suicide at Arizona high school
"The sophomores, described by police as "very close friends" and "in a relationship," were found under a covered patio outside Independence High School in Glendale, northwest of Phoenix, just before 8 a.m."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 12, 2016.

Alaskan 1st graders suspended for plotting to kill classmate with silica gel packets
"Three Alaskan first-grade girls plotted to kill their classmate by spiking their victim's cafeteria meal with "do not consume" silica gel packets, school officials said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 30, 2016.

Gang of children seen attacking passenger on Philadelphia SEPTA train
"A vicious gang on a packed Philadelphia train were caught on camera punching, head-butting and spitting on a passenger while shouting racist and homophobic slurs — and the aggressors are all children."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 30, 2016.

Tennessee boy, 11, found guilty of murder for killing 8-year-old girl during argument about puppy
" An 11-year-old Tennessee boy will spend the rest of his childhood locked up for killing an 8-year-old girl during a front yard argument over a puppy.
Benjamin Tiller was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder for the October death of little McKayla Dyer. Police said the fifth-grade boy used his dad's shotgun to kill his neighbor after she innocently refused to let him play with her puppy."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 6, 2016.

12-year-old Calif. boy cited for hate crime, battery against black classmate: cops
" A 12-year-old boy in California was cited for a hate crime and battery after he allegedly hit an African-American classmate and claimed he was with the Ku Klux Klan, police said.
Eighth-grade student NuPhaeya Hassen said she was waiting for the school bus when a boy holding sticks approached her. He began shouting that he was with the KKK and held the sticks in the shape of a cross, she said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 3, 2015.

California teen threatens high school on Instagram; police find guns at home
" California police said they may have prevented another school tragedy after arresting a 15-year-old boy who threatened his Fresno high school on Instagram and finding a cache of weapons hidden at his home.
The San Joaquin Memorial High School sophomore posted the threat Monday with lyrics from Eminem songs referencing the 1999 Columbine shooting, forcing the school to close Tuesday, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 2, 2015.

Tulsa Teen Arrested For Rape Of 8-Year-Old Girl
"TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police arrested a 16-year-old male Thursday night for the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl. Police arrested Lynell Hall on a charge of first-degree rape.
Officers say the incident took place August 2 in a semi-abandoned apartment in the 2200 block of South Nogales that, police say, is a popular hangout for teens to "hook up."", August 21, 2015.

Family mourns Florida teen hacked to death by machete, buried alive by classmates
" HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jose Amaya Guardado's mother said she brought her son to the United States nine years ago to escape the violence rampant in their native El Salvador.
But now his family is mourning his death in what police describe as a brutal machete attack."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 24, 2015.

Two 10-year-olds hit elderly Brooklyn woman in face and grab her purse before also attacking cop
" Sometimes the criminals start young.
A pair of 10-year-old terrors attacked a kind-hearted 67-year-old Brooklyn grandmother as they tried to rob her of her purse, police and witnesses said Tuesday.
The two tykes were taken into custody, but only after they attacked a cop trying to grab hold of them, witnesses said."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 13, 2015.

Boy, 11, Charged in Fatal Shooting of 3-Year-Old in Detroit
"DETROIT — Prosecutors have charged an 11-year-old boy in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy at a home on Detroit's east side.
The 11-year-old appeared Wednesday in juvenile court on charges of manslaughter with a weapon aimed with intent but without malice, as well as using a firearm during a felony. His name has not been released because he is not being charged as an adult."

Officials investigating Boys Town juvenile half-way homes after 3 delinquents, all 16, allegedly raped Manhattan woman, 33
" The Department of Investigation has opened a broad-ranging probe into the city's juvenile facilities following the arrest of three teens accused of raping a woman while AWOL from one of the homes.
The first shot came Thursday with the arrest of a counselor who claimed he was diligently monitoring the delinquent trio during the time they were on their alleged crime spree."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 11, 2015.

Fla. boy, 12, charged with attempted murder after chasing, firing at stranger with gun
" A 12-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly chased after a total stranger while firing off a gun in downtown Orlando, Fla. early Friday morning.
The little terror managed to squeeze off more than eight shots at his 26-year-old victim after approaching him around midnight and threatening to kill him while using a homophobic slur, according to a police report."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 31, 2015.

Florida boy accused of strangling child had history of disturbing behavior, including previous choking incident
"The disturbing details about the 11-year-old, who hasn't been identified, emerged in an arrest report Thursday, two days after he was charged with aggravated battery for choking a younger boy who lived with him in a Palatka trailer park Monday morning. The victim, Braydan Anthony Trahern, died one day later in a hospital."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Florida boy, 11, charged for fatally choking 4-year-old in trailer park
"The 4-year-old was found unconscious in a mobile home at the Westover Trailer Park in Palatka around 4 a.m. Monday, WESH reported. Twelve other people, including six adults, were in the home when the boy was found, but it's unclear if anyone was there when the alleged choking happened."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 29, 2015.

Utah boy, 15, lured 12-year-old girl from home with story of lost cat before strangling her to death with shirt
" A 15-year-old Utah boy accused of murdering his 12-year-old neighbor lured the girl late at night from her family's home by asking for help finding his lost cat, prosecutors say.
The ruse worked and the unidentified teen allegedly led the girl to a weed-strewn horse pasture where he strangled her to death and dumped the body."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2015.

Teens indicted in rape, robbery of woman in Chinatown
"Three teens from a Brooklyn halfway home have been indicted for raping and robbing a woman in Chinatown, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Sanat Asliev, 17, Emanuel Burrowes, 16, and Erik Pek, 16, snuck out of their juvenile delinquent halfway home on June 1 and then preyed upon an intoxicated 33-year-old woman who was inside an Internet cafe on Eldridge St., court papers say."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 23, 2015.

Violence at Rikers Island is highest in more than a decade despite thousands of fewer inmates
" This has been the bloodiest year behind bars in more than a decade even though thousands fewer inmates are being locked up on Rikers Island, city records show.
There were 108 stabbings and slashings in the fiscal year ending June 30. That's up from the 88 in 2014 and more than double from the 41 recorded in 2011."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 16, 2015.

Boy, 12, wanted for murder in Nebraska shooting is nabbed in Minneapolis
"A 12-year-old Nebraska boy who was wanted for murder in a gang-related shooting in Omaha was arrested Tuesday night nearly 400 miles from the scene, according to reports."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 08, 2015.

Texas teen threatens Columbine-style massacre at church
" An unhinged teen threatened to unleash a bloody massacre "like Columbine" on a Texas church, authorities said.
Nicholas Amrine, 19, posted ominous warnings in a series of alarming Facebook screeds, naming his enemies by their initials."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 06, 2015.

SEE IT: Cincinnati bystanders jeer unconscious tourist after vicious beating
" Cold-hearted bystanders jeered and laughed at an unconscious tourist lying at their feet after a vicious beating in Cincinnati, a video showed.
"Damn, n---a, you just got knocked the f--k out!" shouted one of the callous witnesses."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 06, 2015.

Father rushed son, 7, to Chicago hospital where he died after being shot with bullet intended for him at Fourth of July party
" A bullet intended for Antonio Brown rang out amid the loud blasts of fireworks above and fatally struck his 7-year-old son outside a northwest Chicago home late Saturday.
Amari Brown died in what Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy described as a 'senseless murder.'"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 06, 2015.

Boy, 13, charged for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl on Washington state school bus
" A 13-year-old boy in Washington state has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl several times on a school bus.
The boy faces three counts of first-degree rape for the alleged assaults that occurred throughout the past school year in the Chimacum School District, the Peninsula Daily News reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 04, 2015.

Five arrested in vicious, videotaped beating of defenseless Philadelphia high school student
"Philadelphia police have arrested five people for the brutal beating of a 17-year-old high school student that was videotaped and then went viral on the Internet.
The cellphone video shows the boy cowering under the blows of a gang attack, and rolling into a ball to protect himself from being repeatedly kicked and punched. At one point, a male hits him in the face with a traffic cone, breaking his teeth."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 26, 2015.

SEE IT: Uber driver gets beatdown from Brooklyn teens: 'Drive the f------ car'
" These fare beaters caught themselves in the act.
Four teenagers repeatedly slapped and taunted an Uber driver in Brooklyn who allegedly refused them service - and recorded the attack with a cell phone.
The sickening video shows the defenseless driver trapped in his own car as the teens deliver a beatdown for their own twisted amusement."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 26, 2015.

Maryland teen plotted school attack with gun, bombs: police
" A bomb squad cleared three explosive devices and also found bomb tools and parts, the statement said.
The boy was sent for a psychiatric evaluation and is being held at a juvenile justice facility. He has been charged as a juvenile with several counts including possession of a destructive device, theft and a handgun violation."
Daily News, November 03, 2014.

Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative says
"When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, a relative said, he was not shooting at random targets."
CNN, October 25, 2014.

Michigan boy dies after playground stabbing by 12–year–old
"KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP)—A 9–year–old boy repeatedly stabbed by a 12–year–old at a Michigan playground ran screaming to his home and collapsed bleeding on his porch before dying at a hospital a short time later, witnesses and police said Tuesday"
Associated Press, August 05, 2014.

  • Boy accused in fatal stabbing to have mental exam
    "'Arrest me,' the 12–year–old said to officers, putting his hands above his head, according to a Kentwood police report. 'I want to die. I'm tired of life.'"
    Associated Press, August 11, 2014.

Teacher Slaying Suspect in Court on new Assault Charge
"BOSTON (AP)—A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating her, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Philip Chism, 15, made sure he wasn't being watched, took off his footwear to muffle his footsteps, then crouched down as he made his way along a corridor before following the 29–year–old woman into the locker room at Metro Youth Services facility in Boston on June 2, prosecutor Mark Zanini told a judge in Boston Juvenile Court."
Associated Press, July 23, 2014.

3 Albuquerque Teens Held in Homeless Killings
"Both describe how all three covered their faces with black T–shirts before walking over to the victims, who were lying down. Then the trio allegedly used various objects to attack the men, including cinder blocks. According to the 15–year–old, they all took turns picking up cinder blocks over their heads and smashing them into the men's faces more than 10 times."
Herald–Journal News, July 20, 2014.

Teen Girls in Videotaped Beating of Woman Are Remorseless, Cop Says
ABC News, September 28, 2012

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
Community–oriented sourcebook from the Center for Disease Control, strategies for implementing youth violence intervention.

Experts Say Counseling, Not Boot Camps, Prevent Teen Violence
The Associated Press, October 16, 2004

Costs of Juvenile Violence: Policy Implications
Pediatrics, DOI: 10.1542/peds.107.1.e3 2001;107;e3, January 2001.

Animal Abuse & Youth Violence: A report by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D., from the OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Bulletin, September 2001.

For Troubled Teen, There's No Escape
Legal Times, October 24, 2001

Stuck Between Cultures, Indian Youth Struggle With Violence, Dependency, Depression
The Associated Press, April 18, 2001

Young Killer's Pleas Went Unanswered
Indianapolis Star, April 26, 2001

Young Voices From The Cell
Time, May 20, 2001

Guide to Safe Schools
Joint guide from U.S. Dept. of Education and Dept. of Justice about school violence, for school personnel, parents, community members and others.

Hatred in the Hallways
Report from Human Rights Watch on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students in U.S. schools. Includes info on coping with harassment and violence, educator inaction, role of school counselors, and legal standards.
Human Rights Watch, May, 2001.

Opposition Grows to Searches of Students
Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2001

Preventing Street Gang Violence
American Family Physician, April 15, 1999

Today's Victim Could Be Tomorrow's Predator
by Andrew Vachss from Parade, June 3, 1990

Serious, Violent and Habitual Juvenile Offenders
Speech given by Andrew Vachss at an Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention workshop, Jan. – Feb. 1983.

Learning From Littleton
Excerpt from a conversation between Andrew Vachss and Fiona Morgan, staff writer., April 27, 1999.

Child Abuse: A Ticking Bomb
by Andrew Vachss, Change: A Juvenile Justice Quarterly, Vol. V, No. 3, 1982.

The Life–Style Violent Juvenile
by Andrew Vachss, 5/1 Change 10, 1981

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"Dress Up Day" by Andrew Vachss
From Everybody Pays, a collection of short stories by Andrew Vachss.

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Center for the Prevention of School Violence
1801 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1801
Phone: (919) 733-3338
Toll-free: 1-800-299-6054

DOJ Youth Violence Prevention Program
U.S. Dept. of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202-514-2000

National Youth Gang Center
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
P.O. Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: (850) 385-0600

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (202) 307-5911
The OJJDP is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for working with states and communities to develop programs to prevent and control juvenile delinquency.

Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20202
Phone: (202) 260-3954

Preventing Youth Violence
Phone: 1-877-231-7843

Safe Schools Coalition
2124 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Toll-free: 1-866-HF-ZONE-1 (430-6631)
Educating and advocating for schools free of bullying, harrassment, and violence based on sexual orientation.

Veto Violence
" has been developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide grantees and partners with access to training and tools that focus on the primary prevention of violence. The portal includes free training, program planning resources, and an on–line application for the creation of success stories."

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