Category Archives: Kids

9-Year-Old Eats Marijuana-laced Brownie

A suspected Washington drug dealer has been arrested, when authorities were suspicious of a 9-year old girl being taken to the hospital after eating brownies. The man had put marijuana-laced brownies into a cookie jar at his estranged girlfriend’s house, where the little girl found and ate them. Child Protective Services has become involved, and both the Mother and estranged Boyfriend have been arrested. Police found 117 pot plants and baggies of processed marijuana and steroids, at the suspect’s house.

For more information on this story, go to:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/25/pot-dealer-busted-after-year-old-accidentally-eats-marijuana-laced-brownie/#ixzz1t2E3WQyH?test=latestnews

TSA Suspected of Treating 4-year-old like a “Terrorist”

Michelle Brademeyer from Missoula, MO had posted allegations on her Facebook page of the TSA treating her daughter unfairly for continually crying and even asked her to “spread her legs.” At the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, the girl had seen her Grandmother cross a checkpoint, but set the alarm off and needed to be re-scanned. The child ran over to hug the Grandmother and the officer began yelling at her and demanded she sat down. Then he reportedly called for back up and did a full body pat down on the little girl. Michelle was denied being able to comfort her upset daughter during the ordeal. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) stated that he is outraged over her treatment. “Something is clearly very wrong if TSA’s protocol forced them to harass a four-year-old girl until she cried,” Rehberg said. “I intend to sit down with the TSA immediately and demand some answers.” The TSA defended the actions by saying they were following protocol. “TSA has reviewed the incident and determined that our officers followed proper current screening procedures in conducting a modified pat-down on the child,” said Sterling Payne, of the TSA Office of Public Affairs. As a result, the young girl and the entire family is horrified by this event, as they should be.

For more information on this story, go to: http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/mom-tsa-treated-my-4-year-old-like-a-terrorist.html

This is yet another example of teachers giving the education system a bad name. Teachers are supposed to be leaders and help show students responsibility. They need to be able to set examples, not use them to sell their drugs.

6 Teens Got Sick after Drinking Hand Sanitizer

A new trend is forming, while 6 teens were taken to a California hospital after reportedly drinking hand sanitizer. “Dr. Bill Mallon, who works in the emergency room at Los Angeles County USC  Medical Center, told KTLA he had seen too many young people come into the  hospital with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.” Teenagers lack having on-hand alcohol, so they often turn to other means to get drunk. “Sanitizer is 62 percent ethyl alcohol and 120-proof after distillation.” So, parents be aware of this and cough syrup, vanilla extract, and mouthwash.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/24/teenagers-drinking-hand-sanitizer-to-get-drunk-doctors-say/#ixzz1sxzdTHfM

Oregon Boy, 12, Dies of Heart Attack

A 12 year-old boy, Isaac Arzate, from Oregon, collapsed on a baseball field, just 3 months after surviving a heart attack while playing basketball. “Marion County Deputy Medical Examiner Rodge Womack confirmed Monday that the  Salem boy died later at a hospital.” Isaac survived his first collapse with the help of his coaches, who performed CPR while calling and waiting for the paramedics. A few days later he had surgery to repair a heart defect.

For more information, visit: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/23/boy-12-dies-after-collapsing-at-baseball-practice-months-after-surviving-heart/?test=latestnews

Justice For Ryder, the Loss of a Child

June 22, 2011 was the day after Ryder’s first birthday. He had just turned into a big, beautiful one-year-old. Though, this day was no ordinary day, this was the day that Ryder was taken away from his family. Ryder’s mother, Tawney Johnson, had come home during lunch to visit her brave little boy. Tawney returned to work at noon, and by 12:14pm, the nanny had called 911, stating Ryder was holding his toy and had fallen backward, and that his eyes were rolling back in his head. A CT from the emergency room showed bleeding at the front left portion of Ryder’s brain. The nanny later changed her story to her being in the kitchen where she heard a big thud. “Kelli Anne Jacobsen, 27, of Richland, was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter for recklessly causing Ryder’s death by inflicting abusive head trauma to the boy.” “Dr. Kenneth Feldman, said the brain bleed that Ryder suffered normally is caused from severe whiplash events that also can cause neck muscle and spinal cord bleeding, documents said. Tawney and her friends have been devastated ever since. For now, Tawney has been medically unable to work and has since then started a “Justice For Ryder Foundation”. They are selling bracelets and key chains to help support her through this time she needs to grieve.

Don’t forget to “LIKE” on his Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/makenzieinvolved?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Justice-For-Ryder/165426830232728

For more information on the story of Ryder or on the case, go to: http://www.justiceforryder.blogspot.com/

Also read: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/10/28/1696278/manslaughter-charges-filed-against.html

Mom who Loses Child Starts Foundation to Help Sick Children

In January 2007, a Pennsylvania family had been battling their son, Caleb’s, ear infection and an ongoing cold. One morning he woke up stiff, with glazed eyes. His parents took him to the emergency room where they found a brain tumor. Caleb was sent to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP, where he stayed for 5 days in a coma. The family was constantly surrounded by supporters, around 30 people at all times to give their support. On the fifth day, Caleb passed away, leaving his Mother, Nicole Mitschele devastated. During the stay at CHOP, she had noticed that a lot of children went weeks without visitations from friends and family. “‘A lot of kids on the same floor—in fact, a little boy in the next room—had been  in the hospital for more than a year and hadn’t had a visitor in 2 or 3 weeks,’ Mitschele said.  ‘Lots of the kids had siblings [outside of the hospital]  or the parents had to keep working, so they had to take care of other  responsibilities.’” Determined, Mitschele started a foundation to help sick children of all ages, undergoing long-term hospital treatment. She called the foundation “Pennies from Heaven” and has helped around 128 families since May 2010. “’We’ve paid numerous mortgage payments, or electric, gas, oil or other utility  bills,’ Mitschele said.  ‘We’ve even paid for bus tickets for families to  get to the hospital. We’ve gotten stacks and stacks of applications—I keep every  single one.’” They have fundraisers and rallies to help raise the money. Donations are taken at: http://www.calebspennies.org/

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/23/foundation-helps-pay-bills-families-with-sick-children/#ixzz1subW9a3V

Burger King pays $150,000 for Sexual Harassment

A young woman gets her first job at Burger King, like many do. Except she ends up getting harassed by her older, married manager. He reportedly “followed her around, touched her, asked her about her virginity, told her to have sex with him and other male employees, and asked how much that would cost.” The settlement came to a whopping $150,000. The Burger King franchise has had many other high-paying settlements for sexual harassment cases. At a Burger King in Clemmons, N.C., 5 years ago, Kathleen Joyner, then 18, “suffered unwelcome touching, sexual advances, and requests for sexual favors from her general manager.” The assistant managers ignored her complaints and she ended up winning a $85,000 lawsuit. In 2004, “a Burger King franchise paid out $400,000 to seven teens who had worked at one of its fast food outlets in a St. Louis suburb. After allegedly enduring groping and demands for sex for weeks, the female employees complained to assistant managers, as well as the district manager, but they shrugged it off.” This is not uncommon in fast food franchises. The real problem is that managers and people with the power to help, DO NOTHING. They shrug it off like it’s a splinter. “‘I just thought that was how the real world was,’ said one 16-year-old, after other managers dismissed her complaints that another supervisor was stroking her when they were alone, describing his sex life in graphic detail, and showing her pornography.” Luckily, there is help and people who care out there. The EEOC has a website to inform you of your rights. If you are being harassed or abused at work, do something about it. Know your rights. Check out this website: http://www.eeoc.gov/youth//index.html

For more information on this story, go to: http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/04/23/burger-king-pays-big-bucks-to-teen-workers-in-sex-harassment-cas/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058?test=latestnews

9-year-old Boy Reaches Fame with Cardboard Arcade

Caine Monroy has always had a passion for arcades. He used to take apart his toys just to see how they work. Recently, he put together an arcade made out of cardboard. He is charging people $2 to play, in hopes of saving money for college. I bet he never imagined his success. A man, named Nirvan Mullick, walked by the cardboard arcade and was so touched by this boy’s dream that he made a documentary of him. The video has had over 3.5 million views, and has helped Caine to earn over $180,000 towards college funds. On Caine’s website, it states, “As seed funding for the “Caine’s Arcade Foundation,” the Goldhirsh Foundation has generously pledged a $250,000 dollar-for-dollar matching donation: for every $1 donated by the public to “Caine’s Scholarship Fund,” the Goldhirsh Foundation will donate $1 toward establishing the Caine’s Arcade Foundation to support other amazing kids!” Caine even had the opportunity to meet with one of NASA’s top rocket scientists. What an amazing story of a truly inspirational boy.

To watch Caine’s interview on Fox News, go to: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1576212759001/-year-old-builds-arcade-out-of-cardboard?intcmp=features

To go to Caine’s website and view his short film, go to: http://cainesarcade.com/thefoundation/

This is a very controversial topic! It is sad that the 2 children’s lives led them into a situation like this. To me, the Ohio law seems to be outdated. They are both very young and only 2 years apart. Even though it shouldn’t have happened, it did! And it was consensual with both parties. Now this 14 year old boy will forever be labelled a rapist, even though it was with his girlfriend and agrred upon. What a horrifying experience that will most likely haunt both these children for many years to come. My heart goes out to them and there families who have a VERY long road ahead of them.

Channel 2 News

SPRINGBORO, Ohio – A 14-year-old Ohio boy is being charged with rape after he and his 12-year-old girlfriend were caught allegedly having sex at school.

Both the boy and girl say the sex was consensual.

However, the Warren County prosecutor said the boy was charged with rape because the girl is under the age of 12, which is Ohio law.

Residents say it’s difficult to understand how this happened.

“When we were in school the teachers monitored the halls, they would come in the bathrooms, they knew where we were,” said Springboro resident Cindy Marconet. “They’re too young. When I was 12 years old I didn’t know about things that deep.”

“I know I’m older and from a different generation, but my gosh,” said resident Norma Alexander, who agrees with Marconet. “You just think your kids are raised with better morals than to go to school and have sex.”

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