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December 17, 2000

SPECIAL REPORT
Undar 12 and under arrest
[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
Once, misbehaving grade school children could count on getting a stern lecture from a teacher, parent or sometimes even an police officer. Today, these children regularly get arrested. Kids as young as 6 or 7 face handcuffs, lockup and permanent criminal records. In a two-part series beginning today the St. Petersburg Times examines what may be Florida's next big challenge in juvenile crime: Grade school kids who get arrested. Stories
Special Report
Under 12, Under Arrest
Time was, little kids who got in trouble got off with a stern scolding. Nowadays, children as young as 6 or 7 are carted off in handcuffs, locked up and saddled with permanent criminal records.

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  • Resident groups rue Fischer's decision
  • Pinellas Park aims to punch up codes
  • Officers need choice on ride-alongs
  • 20-year-old arrested after armed robbery
  • What's next if Dew Cadillac departs?
  • Save-A-Lot plans to fill void left by Publix
  • The gift of South American culture
  • Neighborhood notebook
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Yacht Club crew enjoys the Black and White Ball
  • Special family traditions enhance holiday season
  • The week ahead
  • Beach voters head for polls in March
  • Pinellas Park to see higher sewer rates
  • Holiday lights
  • Countdown signals may help pedestrians
  • Boat parades
  • Football players get a taste of the big time
  • Henson, O'Neale Jr. go down memory lane

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Luck sours for first-time homeowner
  • 'She's being their angel' at 11th hour
  • School year will start early in 2002
  • Neighbors on edge after dog attack
  • Images of faith
  • Fresh eyes reveal Clearwater Beach's tired side
  • Holiday lights
  • Dancing adds twist to new Clearwater restaurant
  • North Pinellas briefs
  • SPJC shooting for improvement in second half
  • Headlines through the years

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Inquiry casts doubt on firings
  • Cat's yowl alerts building's residents to peril
  • ATV accident kills one, leaves one hospitalized
  • City official draws a hit-run inquiry
  • Habitat for Humanity builds neighborhood

  • News of Florida
  • Elections officials are ready to reassure
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