SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A teenage student at Smithfield High School has been charged with cyberstalking after creating a fake Facebook account to harass another student.
The 15-year-old girl created a fake account pretending to be a fellow student who was born missing part of her foot. The account was created under the name “Halfafoot” with the victim’s last name and birth date. Accompanying the profile was a picture of a bloody, severed foot.
After police figured out who was responsible for the posting, the affidavit states they went to the teen’s home where her father was “annoyed and rude,” referring the police to the phone number of a law office. Detectives confiscated three computers from the home instead.
Police really took this seriously and questioned 2 of the 26 “friends” listed on the fake account and were able to get a clearer picture of how the profile was created and why.
A female Smithfield High sophomore told the police that the account was created Nov. 6 by the 15-year-old and a male Burrillville High School student on her home computer while she was taking a shower, the affidavit shows.
FRESNO, CA – I learned from John Bender that all you need to be a high school wrestler was a lobotomy and some tights, but I didn’t realize just how far into the realm of homosexuality a wrestler must be willing to travel. Seems there is a legal move in wrestling called the “butt drag.” This move consists of one wrestler putting his hands in the crack of another wrestler’s ass to position him. It is often taken a step further with a wrestler sometimes checking what his opponent had for dinner by shoving his fingers up his asshole. One teen, 17-year-old Preston Hill, used the butt drag on a 15-year-old during wrestling practice and is in now in court this week answering to sexual battery charges. The victim’s father says his son was penetrated for 30 seconds by Hill, causing some minor damage. “This kid basically targeted my son, pinned him to the ground and assaulted him,” he said. The 15-year-old also claims Hill made a threatening gesture at him before the match, a claim Hill denies.…Continue Reading
Las Vega, NV – A 15-year-old student at Spring Valley High School is facing a reckless endangerment charge after he allegedly provided the substance known as Spice to a 14-year-old girl while walking to school. Unfortunately for the boy, he picked a chick who couldn’t hold her smoke; having to be taken to the hospital after suffering from some troubling symptoms in her first period science class. “Just vomiting, in and out of consciousness. Couldn’t speak. Couldn’t communicate. Just out there, gone” said her stepfather. While the boy who gave her the stuff was taken to a juvenile detention facility, the girl may be facing consequences as well. The product is legal (read the Wiki for a detailed explanation of what it is) but is only supposed to be sold to people over the age of 18. It’s also sold as incense and not for human consumption. The DEA’s is trying to make possessing or selling Spice illegal for a time so they and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can have time to study whether the chemicals that make the fake marijuana should be treated no differently than marijuana itself.…Continue Reading
THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Back in February 42-year-old Scott Ring, a former Ledford High School science teacher, was charged with having sex with two of his students.
He is now being accused of posing as a teen girl and offering a teen money to let him blow him at a secret glory hole on campus. Police say Ring pretended to be a 17-year-old girl named Jennifer while having explicit online conversations with a 17-year-old boy.
He would send the teen nude photographs and request the same, eventually offering him money to meet at a secret glory hole location on campus. The teen’s mother found the messages on his phone and contacted police. Sgt. Mike Howard knew right away this wasn’t a girl because he is aware of the fact that chicks don’t have to pay for sex.
Howard requested all information attached to the AOL account “Jennifer” was using and received more than 300 pictures of male genitals. Ring readily admitted to 25 sexual encounters at the glory hole, which turned out to be a garage door with a hole in it, and is currently charged with five counts of felony sex offense with a student.…Continue Reading
MARINETTE, Wis. – The 15-year-old sophomore at Marinette High school who held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage for more than five hours on Monday shot himself after police entered the classroom. The teen was well-liked and a good student and as of now, no one is sure why he decided to hold a class hostage. Reports are that students were watching a film in class, when the teen pulled out a gun and shot at the projector. Witnesses say he seemed depressed, talked with the students about hunting and fishing and made no demands or requests of authorities. The only communication he made with police was through the teacher, who acted as a mediator, via a cell phone. At around 8:00 p.m., police heard three gunshots fired inside the classroom and made entry. They confronted the student, who responded by shooting himself. Once inside police would find a duffel bag containing ammo as well as shell casings from a .22-caliber semi-automatic and a 9-millimeter semi-automatic. The suspect is currently in the hospital in serious condition, none of his hostages were physically harmed.…Continue Reading
JEFFERSON, Wis. — No crime here, but just a bizarre accident at a high school swimming pool that seemed more like a scene out of a movie. On Monday, students were in the pool at Jefferson High School during a swimming class. The pool is equipped with an underwater viewing window that allows people to see in the water during swim and dive meets. This window ruptured for reasons unknown and as the water was sucked through the hole, a 17-year-old student in the pool got sucked through as well. The gym teacher, Greg Fetherston, saw what was happening to the student and jumped in to help and was pulled through the window as well. Both student and teacher ended up in the pool’s mechanical room six to eight feet below but Fetherston was able to get the student out safely. Fetherston suffered some minor cuts but the student’s injuries were a bit more serious and he was flown to UW Hospital, where he was still hospitalized Monday night. WISC-TV reported the pool was built in 1967 and a new pool is scheduled to open at the school next year.…Continue Reading
LOS LUNAS, N.M. – Four Valencia High School football players have been suspended and are currently being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting younger teammates. It is not known if this is a case of hazing that went too far or an act of bullying, but the reports are that in the school’s locker room, four seniors sexually humiliated younger players on the junior-varsity team by teabagging them. For those of you not in the know, teabagging when a male places his testicles on another male’s face in order to humiliate them. Technically, I guess you could teabag a girl, but that would be way too hetero. Another student at the high school told reporters he heard of a game the football players liked to play called gobbling. “It’s pretty grotesque, they go up behind a kid and say gobble gobble and their hand goes where it shouldn’t,” said Daniel Landavazo, a Senior at Valencia High. Um, ok. One mother of a senior football player who was not accused in this incident, feels this was just boys being boys and that one of the victim’s parents just has an axe to grind. ” In retaliation for his son not getting enough playing time on the varsity football team.” She said.…Continue Reading
LEESBURG, Fla. – A 40-year-old music teacher at First Academy, a private Christian school in Leesburg, was fired from his job after surveillance video captured him sharing a passionate kiss with a 15-year-old student. Police were notified after a church employee reviewing video footage observed Frisbie making out with the teen girl inside the sanctuary. Frisbie was fired immediately. When the Florida Department of Children and Families interviewed the pair, they admitted to the two-month long relationship that included “kissing, hugging and touching all over” that began one month after the death of Frisbie’s wife. They never had sex, though, as they did not have time and were afraid they would be caught in the act. Frisbie told investigators that at the time, he did not feel the relationship was inappropriate. This doesn’t help quell the outrage felt by some parents at the church one of which sounded like a DD member. “It would take everything in me to not want to go hunting,” said First Baptist church member Steve Brown, who is also a parent.…Continue Reading
NEW BOSTON, Mich – Rape charges have been dropped against an 18-year-old after his 14-year-old accuser committed suicide on Monday. Samantha Kelly accused Joe Tarnopolski of raping her two months ago, leading to Tarnopolski being charged with statutory rape. After Tarnopolski was released on bond, he was allowed to return to Huron High School where both he and Kelly attended. That’s when other students at the school began harassing and bullying Kelly to the point that she overdosed on pills. After spending a few days at a psychiatric facility, she convinced her mother into letting her return to school on Monday. That evening Kelly hung herself in her family’s mobile home after reportedly writing a message on her bedroom wall that included the date of her alleged rape. Now the charges against the boy she accused of raping her are being dropped and not surprisingly, Kelly’s friends and family are pretty pissed about it. Wayne County prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller said the case could not proceed “because the sole evidence … was the complainant.” I don’t know if the guy is guilty or not, but if I were him, I’d move.…Continue Reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 13-year-old student at Wilson Middle School has been arrested after pulling a prank on a fellow student. Rebecca Yanez says on Friday morning her 14-year-old daughter was with other students waiting outside the school for class to start when the boy walked up behind her and pulled down her shorts. “Her underwear also came off in the process and everything was exposed,” said Yanez. Since the girl’s monkey was exposed to a large group of students, the boy was suspended and arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery and interfering with the educational process.Veronica Garcia’s daughter goes to the school and feels the charges are a bit harsh. “I think that’s going a little overboard. It is a prank, and there are a lot worse things that happen to kids over here,” Garcia said. But Albuquerque police Sgt. Trish Hoffman disagrees. “The decision to make an arrest is that we take every incident extremely serious. We’re not going to make the decision if he was joking. What he did was inappropriate even if he was just joking.” Yanez says she will not pull her humiliated daughter out of the school as long as the boy is not there.…Continue Reading
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS, PA – The parents of a 14-year-old who committed suicide last week say it was the end result of the bullying he suffered at school and now they want to make other parents aware of it. Last Friday, Brandon Bitner left his home in the middle of the night, walked six miles and stepped into the path of a tractor trailer. Britner left a note to his parents asking that they find the strength not to let this happen to anyone else. His mother says Brandon suffered verbal abuse at school where he targeted for his emo lifestyle and soft-spoken manner. She blames the school for not stopping it. The school administrators state they have never received any reports of Britner being bullied and where never alerted to an issue. “There were no incidents reported to us, nor seen by teachers, nor reported by students to any of us. So that part of it catches me by surprise,” Midd-West superintendent Dr. Wesley Knapp said. Britner’s mother admits that although Britner had come to her about being bullied, they never reported it for fear of it making the situation worse.…Continue Reading
ROYAL CENTER, Ind -- A teenager has found himself in a whole lot of trouble after having a sex with a 12-year-old girl in the school bathroom. 18-year-old Tony Baxter is facing child molestation charges after police say he had sex with a 12-year-old girl in a bathroom at Pioneer High School. Aside from the child molestation charge, he and another unnamed 17-year-old, also faces attempted child molestation and conspiracy to commit child molestation for planning to see the girl again. Because he is guilty of letting the wrong head do the thinking, Baxter is facing 6 to 20 years in jail and having to register as a sex offender. Look, I’m not condoning what he did, but even when I was growing up there were sexually active 12 and 13-year-old girls around who were not only willing, but in a lot of cases they were the aggressor. I’m not saying that Baxter shouldn’t be punished for his stupidity, but the fact that he may spend a time in jail and have to register as an RSO, while the girl gets off unscathed, just seems a bit unfair. If the girl was a willing participant, even if she is not legally able to give consent, I don’t think the teens possible punishment fits the crime…at least not under these particular circumstances.…Continue Reading
Cleveland, OH - Three Cleveland teens are standing before a judge in courtroom 3-D this morning, answering to charges they beat a man so badly last Wednesday that he was placed in intensive care. Two teens, both 18, were walking home from Max Hayes High School when they say the were assaulted by a group of eight boys ranging in age from 15 to 19, because they are an interracial couple. The group followed the couple making vulgar remarks and comments with one informing the girl, who is African American, “You’re cute but I’m gonna punch him in the face.” But it turned out that it was she who would initially get punched in the face. When her boyfriend, Jefferey Meadows Jr., stepped in to defend her, he was ruthlessly beaten for it. Nieghbors called 911, but the girl was able to walk her boyfriend to a realtive who then took him to the hospital. His injuries were so severe that he was life-flighted to the Level 1 Trauma Center at MetroHealth Medical Center.…Continue Reading
HAYWARD, Calif. — I got another school story I was gonna post, but ran across this odd story out of California concerning twins that caught my interest. Police are trying to determine if a 15-year-old killed his twin brother, or if he is part of a botched suicide pact. On Tuesday, a neighbor called police reporting seeing a teen breaking into a neighbor’s home. When police arrived, they were confronted by the teen who had self-inflicted stab wounds and turned on all the gas jets in the home. He begged the officers to shoot him, so they obliged…with their Taser. It was while he was in custody that friends and family were questioned after police learned that his twin brother was missing. His body was found Wednesday morning in a heavily-wooded ravine behind Hayward high school, which both boys attended. “At this point we’re trying to determine if this was a suicide by the brother and attempted suicide by the other brother or if the brother arrested murdered the sibling,” said Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt.…Continue Reading
Benson, NC – Got a couple school related stories, starting with this one involving a school resource officer who was fired earlier this week after allegedly sending inappropriate photos to a student at West Johnston High School where he was assigned. Officer Todd Fair, 40, admitted to sending the photos to the student, but at this point no one knows what the photos contain exactly. According to the sheriff’s department Fair, “engaged in inappropriate conduct and conduct unbecoming of a law enforcement officer.” Some say if the allegations are true, then they are glad that he is gone. But others are having a hard time believing it. Maddie Calzaretta, a parent of a student at West Johnston, called Fair a “great man” who was always there when you needed him. “I just can’t believe it,” she said. Fair may not be facing any criminal charges (he won’t) but the district attorney says she has asked the SBI to investigate. Check out the 300+ comments at the second link I provided for an interesting read.…Continue Reading
Notre Dame, Indiana – A 20-year-old Notre Dame student was killed in a tragic accident after the scissor lift he was standing on toppled over in a strong gust of wind. Declan Sullivan worked as a member of the athletic department’s video crew and was on the lift, which extends above the field’s goal posts, recording the team practice. Hours before the accident occurred, Sullivan sent a prophetic messages to Twitter that read: ‘Gust of wind up to 60mph well today will be fun at work… I guess I’ve lived long enough.’ This was followed by another at 4.06pm, that read: ‘Holy f*ck holy f*ck this is terrifying.’ At 4:50pm, the tower would fall over in a 51mph gust of wind, fatally injuring Sullivan. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said: ‘Our thoughts and prayers go out to Declan’s family and friends. Declan was a diligent student worker in our video department and had a tremendous personality and great sense of humour.…Continue Reading
Visalia, CA – Last Friday, parents of children attending Visalia elementary schools received phone calls of a recording informing them that a man has attempted to lure children into his car near two different, local schools. The man is described as being a dark complected Hispanic male wearing black wire rimmed glasses and between the ages of 30 and 40 driving a tan or beige four door sedan. The first attempt was on Oct 13, near Washington Elementary where he pulled up alongside a young girl at about 8am and asked her a question. She ran away after turning around and seeing that he was not wearing any pants. The next attempt near Royal Oaks Elementary wasn’t reported until last Wednesday when a man matching the same description allegedly pulled up alongside a young boy and asked him repeatedly if he wanted a ride to which the boy repeatedly declined before the man drove off. Sergeant Steven Phillips with the Visalia Police Department says both children did exactly what they should have.…Continue Reading
OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday there were reports of a 13-year-old white girl on a school bus who was in the process of getting her ass kicked by fellow black students when her father entered the bus to help her. This is when witnesses say the parents and the bus driver began fighting and racial slurs were exchanged. Carrie Holeman, the mother of the girl that was allegedly being attacked, added the bus driver also confronted her. “She then got off the bus, took off her earrings and started calling me ‘cracker’ and said she was ‘going to beat my ass’, too.” Neighbors confirmed this account adding they watched the bus driver punch Holeman’s husband in the face. Now I cannot confirm anything, but someone posted on one of the news articles I read that the bus driver, who is off her route until the investigation is over, happens to be the aunt of one of the black students accused of bullying Holeman’s daughter. Holeman also told reporters that her daughter has been bullied by black students for over two years at John Marshall High School, but her complaints to the district have been ignored. ”She has been held against her will in a bathroom, she’s been slapped.…Continue Reading
Charlotte, NC – Two teenage brothers may have gotten themselves into some serious trouble in North Carolina following a story yesterday about a pen exploding in a student’s hand. Yesterday morning the local news was reporting on a student at Turning Point Academy who was injured by an exploding pen while in class. Jonathan Cuffey, 15, had grabbed the pen from a cup of writing utensils, but when he removed the cap it exploded, sending plastic shrapnel into his arm and hands. He was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released. The school was evacuated and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s bomb squad was brought in to sweep the rest of the school. No bombs were found, but a hidden stash of weed was. I’m not sure what exactly, but somehow police connected two teen brothers, ages 15 and 16, with the exploding pen. Just before 4 p.m., investigators were sent out to search the boy’s home. While inside the house, three firefighters were injured by yet another explosive device.…Continue Reading
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – One student is dead and another accused of shooting him to death in a dorm room at Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Police say Jonathan Schipper was shot dead by a fellow student inside the Pearl Presley Hall Sunday afternoon. The shooter willingly turned himself over to police and is cooperating with investigators. Classes were cancelled for today and and local ministers and counselors will be available to students, faculty and staff. If you can get it to load, they have released a statement you can read over at their website asking students to cooperate and how MACU strives to express love, forgiveness, and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ. “This is a Godly place that had a very ungodly thing happen,” remarked Clay Perkins, president of Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Because you know, God never killed anyone for asinine reasons. Well, except for Lot’s wife for looking back, Onan for spilling his seed, that guy who picked up sticks on the Sabbath, those children he sent the two bears after because they made fun of a man’s bald head, Uzzah for trying to keep the ark from falling, and those poor spies sent by Moses killed by God for returning an honest report.…Continue Reading