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Teens' Street Fight Ends in ... a Viral Handshake

Ibn Ali Miller is sad more people don't step in like he did in scuffle between boys

(Newser) - Ibn Ali Miller is distressed. Not because he was able to talk down two teens who were involved in an Atlantic City street fight, nor because the Facebook video of him doing so has now gone viral—and definitely not because LeBron James acknowledged him on Twitter for what people... More »

Cops: Teens 'Tired' of Messages Plotted to Kill Girl

Utah boys accused of leaving 14-year-old for dead

(Newser) - Two 16-year-old boys accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her for dead plotted to kill her because one of them was sick of her messages on Snapchat, a court heard this week. A sheriff's deputy testified at a preliminary hearing for... More »

Hundreds of Teens Are Fake Killing Each Other

And one Chicago-area high school wants it to stop

(Newser) - For months every year, upperclassmen at Glenbrook South High School outside Chicago divide into teams, arm themselves with Nerf guns, and "kill" their fellow classmates to win money. It's a game called Paranoia, and it's been a tradition at high schools in the Chicago area for years.... More »

Your Brainy Kid Is Twice as Likely to Smoke Pot

But they're less likely to smoke cigarettes than their peers, study says

(Newser) - Smarter teens are twice as likely to smoke marijuana and drink alcohol than their classmates, new research out of Britain shows, but they're far less likely to smoke cigarettes than their lower-scoring peers, the Telegraph reports. London researchers who tracked pot, booze, and tobacco use among 6,000 young... More »

Teens Allegedly Left Girl for Dead, Kept 'Memento'

Two 16-year-olds have been arrested after girl found in Utah ditch

(Newser) - Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said. The 16-year-old boys set up a meeting by... More »

Teens Could Get Life in Tenn. Wildfire

'Everything is on the table,' prosecutors say

(Newser) - Everything, including murder charges that could bring a sentence of life in prison, is "on the table" for two teenagers accused of starting a devastating wildfire in Tennessee, prosecutors warn. The pair, whose names and ages have not been publicly released, were charged with aggravated arson earlier this month... More »

Man Accused of 'Massive Sextortion' Plot Gets 38 Years

Anton Martynenko 'terrible human being' for luring teen boys into sending nude pics: victim

(Newser) - What's said to have been the biggest child-pornography production case in Minnesota history ended Tuesday in a St. Paul courtroom, and two of the victims faced down their tormenter there. "We all can now be given freedom from this," one of the unnamed victims, now a young... More »

When Teens Binge Drink, It Could Impact Their Future Kids

Repeated binge drinking appears to affect certain brain functions in offspring, at least in rats

(Newser) - Alcohol and adolescence don't mix—especially not when the alcohol is in regularly large quantities. So said Loyola University researchers at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience this week, where they presented their findings, Science Daily reports. They've been studying the effects of binge drinking on... More »

Best Friends, 13, Killed by Opioid Named 'Pink'

Ryan Ainsworth, Grant Seaver died within 48 hours of each other in September

(Newser) - Two 13-year-old best friends in Utah died within 48 hours of each other in September, and now police know why: Toxicology results show that Ryan Ainsworth and Grant Seaver overdosed on a synthetic opioid nicknamed "pink," reports KSL . Authorities say they bought the drug, formally called U-47700, online... More »

After Student's Suicide, a Moving Post-it Campaign

Beautiful gesture by Ohio high school students

(Newser) - Students at Ohio's Mason High School came into school Wednesday to find a surprise on their lockers: what a Mason City Schools Facebook post called "messages of hope and healing," per the Telegraph . Those messages were encouraging phrases like "You are strong" and "You are... More »

Court Upholds Teen's Arrest for Burping

He was accused of disrupting middle school class

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque, NM, student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle school class with loud burps. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision last week ruled that the officer and educators named in the lawsuit were entitled to immunity, and... More »

Fort Myers PD: Club Shooting 'Not an Act of Terror'

Investigation ongoing in attack that wounded 17 and killed 2, including teen basketball star

(Newser) - Authorities are now saying that a shooting early Monday at a Florida nightclub that killed two and wounded 17 wasn't an act of terror, but they're not yet saying what exactly prompted it, the AP reports. Officials at a Fort Myers hospital, just a few miles from where... More »

Study: Teens Who Never Would've Smoked Are Vaping

The smoking rate dropped in 2004; then came e-cigarettes

(Newser) - With the debut of vaping in the US in 2007, there was hope that teens who smoked would replace old-school cigarettes with e-cigarettes, curbing tobacco use. But a new USC study in the journal Pediatrics has found teens who never would have smoked regular cigarettes are experimenting with vaping. Another... More »

Most Antidepressants for Kids, Teens Don't Work

And some may even be dangerous—though unreliable data is mucking things up

(Newser) - A new study suggests that giving most antidepressants to kids and teens with depression is useless—and may even be harmful. Scientists took a look at 34 trials involving 14 antidepressants and 5,260 subjects with an average age of 9 to 18, a release notes. Drugs studied included sertraline,... More »

4 Teens Dead in Car Crash

None were wearing seat belts, while 5 survivors were

(Newser) - Four teenagers from a central Indiana town died Wednesday evening when their vehicle crossed a median on a state road near Indianapolis and struck a minivan, Indiana State Police said. Five others, including a fifth passenger in the teens' vehicle and a family of four, were taken to a hospital... More »

Charlie Charlie Challenge: Demon Calling Goes Viral

Teens are getting spooked

(Newser) - If you've been curious about the #CharlieCharlieChallenge hashtag popping up on Twitter over the past few days, here's a warning that this is nothing like last year's Ice Bucket Challenge —though participants may scream just as loud. The game, which CNN points out could be described... More »

Study Has Bad News for Teen Potheads

It finds a link between daily use in teens, reduced-term memory in adulthood

(Newser) - Marijuana may be 114 times less deadly than alcohol , but that doesn't mean it's without its negative consequences, per a study published today in the journal Hippocampus . Northwestern University researchers found that former teen potheads—more technically, those who lit up daily for roughly three years—had a... More »

Runaway 'Bonnie and Clyde' Teens Seen in Florida

Cops call on pair to hurry up and surrender

(Newser) - Two runaway teenagers whose traveling crime spree has earned them comparisons to Bonnie and Clyde have been seen in Florida. The two, missing since Jan. 3, were seen panhandling, police tell NBC News . "I think (their spree) started as a game or something funny," a sheriff says. "... More »

Cops: 'Bonnie and Clyde' Teens on Crime Binge

Dalton Hayes, 18, and 13-year-old girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips of Ky. on the run

(Newser) - A Kentucky man and his 13-year-old girlfriend have been missing for nearly two weeks, during which they've reportedly launched what NBC News calls a "Bonnie-and-Clyde-style crime spree across the South." Since Cheyenne Phillips was reported missing Jan. 3, she and Dalton Hayes, 18, have allegedly stolen a... More »

New App Keeps Kids From Ignoring Mom's Phone Calls

Frustrated mom invents Ignore No More app for Android

(Newser) - Watch out, kids: When her teens ignored her calls checking up on their safety, mom Sharon Standifird "literally just started researching how to develop an app" that would paralyze their phones until they called her back, she tells CBS New York ; thus, Ignore No More was born. The Android-exclusive... More »

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