12-year-old NC student arrested for violent sketch

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- A 12-year-old middle school student in North Carolina has been arrested after police say he drew a picture showing the violent death of a teacher's assistant.

The Fayetteville Observer reports Harnett County sheriff's deputies have charged the seventh-grade student at Overhills Middle School with communicating threats, disorderly conduct and assault. The boy's name has not been released because of his age.

A school spokeswoman says he had been placed in in-school suspension for hitting a classmate with a yard stick during art class.

Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Huber says the drawing showed a ninja with an ax and a grenade attacking a figure accompanied by the name of the teacher's assistant supervising the suspension. There also was a drawing of a tombstone with the teacher's assistant's name.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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If every kid that got ticked at his or her teacher and drew a naughty picture of him/her, was arrested, there wouldn't be many kids left in school. Just tell the kid that what he did was inappopriate and forget it. No need for the law to step in harass a 12 year old. Then they wonder why young people have no respect for the police.