Ga. girl accused of piercing classmate in bathroom

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DALLAS, Ga. — Authorities say a girl is accused of using items purchased online to pierce a classmate’s belly button in a bathroom at their middle school.

Officials tell WSB Radio the 12-year-old Moses Middle School student said she learned how to do piercings by watching YouTube.

Investigators say they found a clamp used to pull back the skin, one used piercing needle, two unused needles, and 13 navel rings. According to an incident report, the student said her cousin ordered the items online.

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the allegations. The student was released to her parents after being charged with reckless conduct.

The middle school is about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 04/10/12 - 07:45 am
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Well she certainly did not do

Well she certainly did not do it alone, you have to have a willing participant and I doubt she forced anyone. These kids now days are a piece of work.......wonder how much she was charging?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/10/12 - 08:33 am
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If I were to be chosen for

If I were to be chosen for the jury, I would acquit her of the reckless conduct charge.

Itsallnew11
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Itsallnew11 04/10/12 - 09:01 am
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She certainly should be

She certainly should be charged with reckless conduct. First of all what if she decided to reuse these piercing needles and spread an infection. Secondly, what is the wound got infection and something happened to the willing participants. Third, what if she moves from belly buttons to the upper part of the ear and causes paralysis in her "clients". There are all kinds of "what if's". She should not be the only one charged. Her "clients" should be charged as well because they were a party to her reckless conduct. They will survive and they will get through it and over it if punished now. If left unpunished this may escalate. If they do not get in anymore trouble before they turn 17 their juvenile records will be sealed. Maybe this punishment will prevent them from getting in trouble before they turn 17. They need to learn that all actions have repercussions; good or bad.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/10/12 - 09:12 am
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I might be inclined to find

I might be inclined to find the parents (or the cousin who actually ordered the paraphernalia on line for the girl) guilty of child neglect.

docroc
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docroc 04/10/12 - 09:32 am
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Give her as break. Good

Give her as break. Good grief! Let the first person who did not do something stupid as a child be the foreman of her jury. She should be educated to the possibility of all of the bad things that could happen. Her punishment should be to write an essay about wound infections and their prevention. This is not criminal behavior. Charging her might make her a criminal.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/10/12 - 09:40 am
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You see what kids learn on tv

You see what kids learn on tv & the internet in todays world.....amazing.

Itsallnew11
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Itsallnew11 04/10/12 - 10:25 am
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doroc~charging her might

doroc~charging her might prevent her from being a criminal! Yes, we all did stupid things and most of just didn't get caught but she did. I am not saying she should do jail time but some punishment is necessary for all who get caught doing something outside of the realm of the law....this includes my own children. She might benefit from some community service.....we all do!

rmajor
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rmajor 04/10/12 - 10:46 am
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Lord have mercy. This

Lord have mercy. This shouldn't even be news. This should be between, the students, parents, and teachers. People are so dramatic and adults have become so weak and accusatory. Yes, she should be punished by her parents and taught a lesson. End of story. Stop the drama and get a life.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/10/12 - 11:02 am
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I have to agree with docroc,

I have to agree with docroc, making the child write an essay on the dangers of this seems fitting. After researching the information maybe she would realize what a stupid thing she did. The girl who was on the receiving in also should have to research and write an essay.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/10/12 - 11:16 am
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RMajor has a point. Our

RMajor has a point. Our schools call in the police too frequently for minor mischief. The school should have just punished the girl(s) and informed the parent(s) for more punishment later.

Why, I'll bet that school Code of Conduct manual doesn't even have a prohibition against piercing in the bathroom. Well, at least it didn't, but it might have one now.

:-)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/10/12 - 11:25 am
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For some reason, KUTBUDDY's

For some reason, KUTBUDDY's posts show up on the Discussion page, but not on the story page. Here is a post KUTBUDDY made at 10:33:

Hey all I see is a kid trying to may some money. But yes it's wrong to do it in school and the charge is a bit much.

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Dan White 04/10/12 - 12:03 pm
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Who gave her access to a

Who gave her access to a credit card or debit card to purchase the piercing items online?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/10/12 - 12:55 pm
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Dan, the article states the

Dan, the article states the cousin bought the items and I'm assuming the cousin had the credit/debit card.

David Parker
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David Parker 04/10/12 - 04:18 pm
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They never had these types of

They never had these types of problems on Leave it to Beaver

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Dan White 04/10/12 - 04:47 pm
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Still, how did the cousin get

Still, how did the cousin get access to a credit/debit card. Was the cousin also a minor or an adult? Either way, some adult has to be responsible for giving a kid a tool for buying this online. Or, the kids could have "stolen" or "borrowed" the adults card without the adult knowing it. That would be a plausible explanation, I suppose. If a child wants to buy something online, a parent should do it.

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