BUFFALO, Minn. — Police say a Minnesota teen taking her driving test crashed into a building.
Police in Buffalo, Minn., say the teen inadvertently shifted into drive instead of reverse and crashed through a brick wall and plate glass window at the start of the driving exam Wednesday.
Police Chief Pat Budke said the Chevrolet Equinox lurched forward, over the curb and right into the exam building, which is located in a strip mall. Buffalo is about 33 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
The passenger in the vehicle, a 60-year-old license examiner, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 17-year-old driver and those inside the building were not injured.
Damage to the building is described as significant.
Budke said no charges will be filed in connection with the incident.
CLAREMONT, N.H. — Teenagers in New Hampshire taunted an 8-year-old biracial boy with racial slurs and then pushed him off of a picnic table with a rope around his neck, injuring him, the boy’s family said.
The child was treated at a hospital for cuts to his neck following the near-hanging Aug. 28 in Claremont, the boy’s grandmother, Lorrie Slattery, told the Valley News. He has since been released and has returned to school in Claremont.
Slattery said the children were in a backyard when some of the teens got on the table and grabbed a rope that held a tire swing. It’s not clear how the rope got around her grandson’s neck, but Slattery said the teens pushed him off the table. No adults are believed to have witnessed the incident.
An expert on abuse who spoke to the boy at the hospital said he swung from his neck three times before being able to remove the rope, Slattery said. None of the teens came to his aid, she said.
“One boy said … ‘Let’s do this,’ and then pushed him off the picnic table and hung him,” Slattery said.
Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase told the newspaper his department is investigating an Aug. 28 incident involving several juveniles. He declined to provide details and refused to confirm the case involved the 8-year-old boy.
Chase did not respond Monday to calls and emails from The Associated Press.
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A Chinese teen died within 48 hours of being sent to an internet addiction camp, according to his family.
The boy’s parents dropped him off at the cyber addiction center in Funyang earlier this month for “psychological counseling and physical training,” the BBC reported.
Within two days, his mom learned that the 18-year-old had been rushed to the hospital, where he later died. The cause of the teen’s death is not known.
Doctors told the family said that the teen had suffered more than 20 external injuries.
“My son’s body was completely covered with scars, from top to toe,” his mom told local newspaper Anhui Shangbao. “When I sent my son to the center he was still fine, how could he have died within 48 hours?”
Internet addiction treatment centers in China have come under fire for their harsh practices, but parents continue to send their kids to them, according to the BBC.
“The parents are also acting in response to a very real fear that the only child’s successful future may never be realised because they refuse to stop gaming and start studying,” said Trent Bax, a professor at Ewha Womans University in South Korea.
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A Florida teen has died after a shooting at a gun range Thursday that authorities are investigating as a suicide.
The teen, who family members have identified as Vincent Colonna, reportedly shot himself at the Gun World of South Florida in Deerfield Beach, Florida, according to news station WTVJ.
Colonna, 14, had visited the gun range center with his dad for shooting practice.
Police said the teen suffered a self-inflicted wound. He was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center, where he later died.
His grandmother, Ana Rosen, told WTVJ that his dad did not notice any signs that anything was wrong.
“He said he was doing this thing, shooting his weapon as he normally did then he said he looked up and he was on the ground,” Rosen said.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation into Colonna’s death is ongoing.
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