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December 17, 2000

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
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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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