A boy saved from Lake Michigan earlier this month was reunited with his rescuers Tuesday in an emotional meeting.
The boy was plucked from the water near Peninsula State Park a few weeks ago when a kayaking trip got out of control during a vacation in Wisconsin.
9-year-old Tommy and his cousin were swept 10 miles from the shore and were lost for 17 hours near Green Bay, Wisconsin.
A crew from the Coast Guard was able to find them and rescue them.
Tommy and his cousin did have life jackets on and stayed with their kayaks. The Coast Guard says that likely kept them alive.
A 17 year-old Virginia teenager who is under investigation for sending a consensual sext to his 15-year-old girlfriend may be forced to have an erection in front of police as evidence in the case.
The boy is being charged with two felonies — one for possession of child pornography (sexts from his girlfriend) and one for manufacturing child pornography (taking video of himself). He faces time in prison, as well as permanent placement on the sex offender registry.
Police have already taken photos of the boy’s genitals as a part of their investigation, his lawyer told the Post. But they want to bring the teen to the hospital and inject him with something that will force an erection, to compare his erect penis to that in the video found on his phone.
As technology advances and teens find new ways to express their sexuality, legislators and law enforcement are grappling with how to deal with sexting. At least 20 states have criminalized sexually explicit messages between teens. There is a perception that sexting has dangerous implications for young people.
Source: Think Progress
A young boy from Louisiana has been accused of shooting and killing his 87-year-old caregiver after playing a violent video game.
The little boy from Slaughter, LA, told investigators that the shooting was accidental, but police told various media outlets that they believe the child intentionally shot and killed the caregiver.
According to police, the unidentified boy pulled the trigger minutes after playing Grand Theft Auto IV, which awards points for every person you kill.
Officials said the child shot her in the back of the head while she was sitting in a chair watching TV.
Source: Eyewitness News
Officials say the 12-year-old boy arrested after stealing a school bus earlier this summer is accused of stealing another bus.
The boy was arrested Wednesday after he was stopped for erratic driving in the Florida Panhandle.
The News-Herald of Panama City reports the boy found a key left hidden in a school bus at Parker Elementary School after a bus driver finished his route and drove to Franklin County, west of Panama City.
Bay District Schools safety and security officer Mike Jones said the boy had just been released from the Department of Juvenile Justice a day earlier.
He’s charged with trespassing on school property, grand theft auto and burglary.
He is accused of stealing a bus in June and taking it on a joyride in Panama City Beach.
Source: WESH Orlando