When a 14-year-old boy “angrily” threw a football at another boy’s leg, middle school officials called the police, who arrested the boy for assault. The other boy was not injured. From the Mountain View (CA) Voice:
There was no real explanation as to why the incident was considered serious enough to involve police. The police report states that the unnamed juvenile suspect appeared “angry.”
There must be a back story here, but it’s hard to imagine what would justify calling the police and giving this boy a police record.
In Boston, a single mother called the police to get her 14-year-old son to stop playing Grand Theft Auto and go to sleep. The police persuaded him to obey his mother without arresting him.