Thursday, January 04, 2007

Criminal Peeing? We Couldn't Resist

Authorities in Danville, PA have seen fit to charge a developmentally disabled 12-year-old with disorderly conduct for wetting her pants:

Girl, 12, charged for wetting pants

DANVILLE, Pa. -- A 12-year-old special education student was charged with disorderly conduct after authorities said she deliberately wet her pants at school.

The girl's mother said she urinated only because the principal frightened her.

The mother said in Thursday's Press Enterprise that the incident occurred last month, after the girl, classmates and teachers ate a holiday lunch at Danville Middle School.

The girl was told to go to the kitchen to wash some pots and pans, but refused, wet her pants after teachers summoned Principal Kevin Duckworth, the mother said.

The newspaper withheld the names of the girl and her mother.

Police Chief Eric Gill said school officials were at "wit's end" with the girl, and they believe her actions were deliberate.

Duckworth did not return calls for comment. School Superintendent Steve Keifer said only that police are generally called in only after "all other alternatives are exhausted."

Police told the girl's parents they could probably avoid a fine if they agree to have the girl do community service.
While we would like to think police have better things to do than go after disabled children, we still give them credit for having wits — and not just wit. So, it should have been wits' end.

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