Prattville Mom Takes Action After Student Burns Son's Hair

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - What started as a junior high school prank is now making its way through the legal system.

The mother of a 13-year-old Prattville Junior High School student says her son's hair was set on fire and she's not satisfied with the school's response.

Cristi Owen wants to take the student who was involved in the prank to court.

She said an 8th grade football player used a lighter and an aerosol can to make a flame thrower and burn her 7th grade son's hair.

School superintendent Larry Butler said the student's scalp wasn't burned. He said the 8th grader was punished, but wouldn't give specifics.

Owen said the boy was placed in an alternative school for a few days and she's filed a juvenile petition with the Prattville Police Department.

The student wouldn't be tried as an adult if the case goes to court and the charge would be juvenile delinquency.

Owen says the incident could have been much worse and the school system should make an example of accused student.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by PJHS Teacher Location: Prattville on May 15, 2007 at 02:13 PM
    For your information, the child that "burnt" the other childs hair, was given over 100 days in the Alternative school. He was only allowed to come back to PJHS to take his S.A.T.'s. So get all the facts before you start printing something.
  • by 1337 Location: gg on May 9, 2007 at 08:34 AM
    get over it noob cry more plz
  • by bob Location: dothan on Apr 11, 2007 at 07:40 AM
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