12-year old girl tries to poison her mom twice for taking away her iPhone

On Friday, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado placed a 12-year old girl at the Boulder Juvenile Center after being charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder. After a two week investigation, the cops believe that the pre-teen had twice tried to poison her mom because she had taken her daughter's iPhone away from her...
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20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

absolutely...how can they even raise thiwr hands again parents...these kids dont no the value of parents...

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

absolutely...how can they even raise thiwr hands again parents...these kids dont no the value of parents...

11. Marlish337

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Moral of the article: Don't buy your kids an iphone #switchtoandroid

35. drunkenjay

Posts: 1633; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

its not about the iphone. its phones in general.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That would generate a beat down. My son knows better.

13. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Now what ? I believe that all mobile makers are going to make less addict able mobiles now

34. drunkenjay

Posts: 1633; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

wont happen. as long as there is facebook and games. it will always be addicting

14. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

As much as I'd say the kid is addicted to their phone, I think she maybe has other issues, that makes her hold onto that phone as much as she does.... Maybe the reason why she wants the phone so badly should be looked into.. But yeah, letting kids grow up with smart phones in hand seems like a bad idea, give them a normal none smart phone, so they can call/sms and such and leave it there.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My 13 year old daughter has an iPod Touch. I don't take it away from her as punishment, but I cut off her access to the internet when she doesn't do as she's told. It proves effective as a motivational tool to get her to do what she's supposed to.

18. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

The fault here is in the moral study. How the heck could someone seriously act dangerous to their parents? Who teach them to do that? Idiots... Giving the phone is only a very small miniscule percentage cause to the problem.

24. Derekjeter

Posts: 1447; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Why PA? Why would you post this? Talk about lack of morals.

30. drunkenjay

Posts: 1633; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

its not about the iphone. its about phones in general. the iphone is just there since she used one. could have easily been an android.

36. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

True, but it still always seems to be the iPhone owners that make the news, remember the teen girl that got stuck in the sewer trying to fish out her iPhone that she dropped? http://happyplace.someecards.com/bad-ideas/teenage-girl-gets-stuck-in-a-sewer-trying-to-retrieve-cell-phone/

43. drunkenjay

Posts: 1633; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

true that. i guess its ... MURICA

44. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

The thing is that children do not see smartphones the same way we do, looking at specs, OS, and whatnot. Most children see the iPhone as "the" smartphone to have, the best they can get, and anything else isn't on the same level. It's a status symbol for them. I remember I felt bad years ago as a young teen for using my feature phone to play music instead of having a first generation iPod nano or an iPhone. I know better now of course, but the point is that this sort of thing seems much more likely to happen with Apple products because of the way children view them as status symbols.

26. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Death by iPhone

29. drunkenjay

Posts: 1633; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i would give my child a s**t ass phone until he/she hits middle school. gets good grads, gets a good phone and s**t grades a nokia 3310.

32. samsboy unregistered

Spoiled brats in USA. Thank God the mother seized the gun first before seizing the iphone, this wound have been a shooting case and not attempted poisoning. As you made your bed, so shall you lie on it. Nonsense.

33. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

She'll make a good Apple customer one day unless she's in prison.

39. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Soft parenting skills these days. Back in the old day...you get what I mean. Tree branch stick for me - old traditional Asian style. *Ouch ouchy!!!* Lulz.

49. twens

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Don't get mE wrong but I don't think kids from Africa will even attempt such a stupid thing because they get the good old beatings even for doing far less stupid things like this.

50. GeekMovement unregistered

Just think of the regret and guilt she would have had to live with for the rest of her life had she poisoned and killed her mom just for taking her phone away...

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A major punishment is warranted GM.

87. GeekMovement unregistered

Oh absolutely- her behavior was unbelievable. Hope she'll be taught a valuable lesson.

52. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Americans.

62. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

what does this has to do with American idiota..

70. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Highest criminality rates : 1.Russia 2.USA Americans.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 21331; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is horrible, and although it has everything to do with the parenting and the child's mindset, it has absolutely nothing to do with they type of smartphone it is nor what country this has happened in. Those that believe that really need to reevaluate their perspective on life.

68. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I guess poison apple really poison that little girl mind (Apple logo IS the poison apple that Eve ate)

72. meanestgenius

Posts: 21331; Member since: May 28, 2014

If you're in any way blaming Apple/the iPhone for what happened here, then you have completely lost you're mind. You've taken trolling to a whole new level.

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