According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.
Police said 30-year-old Thomas Dunikowski became embroiled in an argument with the teens that escalated into a physical altercation. They said Dunikowski returned to his home, got his rifle, and fired at the teens from his second floor window.
The set-up was simple: police say three teenage boys phoned in a Chinese food order Friday afternoon. As soon as the deliveryman appeared, the lurking teens attacked.
Fort Lee’s attorney said the commanding officer of the shift and two other officers have been suspended with pay.
Teenagers who engaging in sexting would be able to avoid prosecution as sex offenders under a bill approved unanimously Monday by the New Jersey Assembly.
A malpractice insurance company has threatened not to renew coverage for eight Bronx obstetricians who treat poor, high-risk patients.
One of the suspects, a 16-year-old boy, was arraigned and his alleged accomplices, two juveniles, were given desk appearance tickets.
The bill would allow some juveniles caught “sexting” to complete a diversionary program.
The boys attend a private school and are about 15 years old. Lakewood police did not know which school.
Car crashes as a result of distracted driving are the leading cause of death among teens.
Psychiatrist Dr. Gary Small said neuroimaging studies have shown teens who text light up the same area of the brain as an addict who uses heroin.
Unruly, rowdy, boisterous, and destructive teens have been running amuck in the upscale Westchester village of Bronxville.