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Escalating Violence Among Teens
4 years ago
RI teen bites off part of mother's nose Police: Girl also pushed grandfather down stairs, fought  officers


PROVIDENCE,  R.I.  —Police say a 15-year-old Providence girl flew into a rage and bit  off part of her mother's nose on Christmas Eve.


Police say the girl  also pushed her 60-year-old grandfather down a flight of stairs and punched and  kicked two police officers who responded to the scene.
The mother and  grandfather were treated at a hospital.

Authorities did not say what  sparked the outburst, but say the girl threatened to kill everyone and attacked  her family when they tried to prevent her from grabbing a knife.
The girl  was charged with mayhem, felony assault and resisting arrest and was taken into  custody of state youth services.

The girl's mother, 37-year-old Annalilla  Caballero, says her daughter is mentally ill and forgot her  medication.

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This post was modified from its original form on 28 Dec, 10:34
4 years ago

We need to be focusing more on the growing number of mental health issues in this country.

That is the problem.

There was no gun here; she was the weapon herself and then sought a knife.

Mental illness is a huge problem and there is direct correlation to mental illness and violence.

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