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Breana Evans pinched the rear of a boy she didn’t know at school — and was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. She’s 12; the incident took place between classes at Milwee Middle School. The Seminole County, Fla., state attorney says the charge may be dismissed through a diversion program, but Evans thinks the matter has already gone too far. She calls the pinching a “joke” and a common game among students. “I feel like it’s just stupid, just a stupid charge that shouldn’t have to happen,” she said. (AC/WKMG Orlando) ...Is it stupid because you’re young, because your victim is young, or because you’re a girl and he’s a boy?
Original Publication Date: 10 April 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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