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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)

82 Comments   add a comment >>
Darren Woolsey
Friday December 5, 2014, 10:54 AM

Counsel the child and parents and make them visit all the "victims" of the fires as well.

John B.
Tuesday December 2, 2014, 5:28 AM

Counsel the child and the parents.

Nyack Clancy
Saturday November 1, 2014, 9:49 PM

We need new poll questions

Andreas Ioannou
Monday October 13, 2014, 11:59 AM

Severe punishments should be imposed for starting fires. Nature was here first, we arrived later, she's got right of way.

da c.
Friday June 6, 2014, 2:36 PM

Counsel the child and prosecute the parents.

Panchali Yapa
Saturday April 19, 2014, 3:56 AM


A F.
Friday March 28, 2014, 12:59 AM


John B.
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:53 AM

Counsel the child and the parents.

Mary T.
Thursday February 20, 2014, 8:27 PM

parents need to be responsible and child needs to be punished

Sue H.
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:36 PM

Counsel child and parents plus some form of restitution.

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