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A 10-year-old started one of the recent massive fires in Southern California while playing with matches. What should be done?

Poll Results: 902 votes
Simply counsel the child.
Prosecute the family.
Prosecute the child.
Do nothing -- he's 10 years old!

Why? What's your opinion? (See news story here)

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Erika Acosta
Tuesday December 1, 2015, 5:43 AM

Child & parents need to learn discipline.

Andrea A.
Monday November 30, 2015, 5:55 AM

Counsel the child, prosecute the family.

Andrea A.
Tuesday September 8, 2015, 6:34 AM

Counsel the child, prosecute the family.

Sue H.
Saturday September 5, 2015, 11:25 PM

Counsel the family as well as keeping an eye on the child.

John B.
Friday August 14, 2015, 7:48 AM

Counsel the child and the parents.

Dimitris Dallis
Friday August 7, 2015, 9:46 AM

Thank you care2 :)

Andrea A.
Friday June 19, 2015, 9:05 AM

Counsel the child, prosecute the family.

M.N. J.
Monday June 15, 2015, 2:39 AM

Counsel child and prosecute parents.

I like Darren W.'s idea of making them visit the victims as well, except I think some arsonists actually enjoy the pain and suffering of the victims of their fires.

Friday May 29, 2015, 11:31 AM

Council the child & parents.

Dimitris Dallis
Sunday May 24, 2015, 12:31 AM

Prosecute the company who build the matches.
And the state of California for it's incomplete educational system :)

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