Second Degree Assault Case Study

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In Maryland, a thirteen year-old boy has been charged with second degree assault. He received this charge after he kissed a fourteen year-old girl on a dare from his peers. The incident took place at Pikesville Middle School and any punishment such as suspension or expulsion will be taken care of by their system. There has been a lot of controversy about whether or not this boy should be charged for what he did. I will discuss which side I am on regarding this issue and will also explain why. It is said that the boy had grabbed her by the shirt, tugged her forward, and stuck his tongue in her mouth; that is why he has been charged for second degree assault. Based on that, it seemed to be a little more than just an innocent “stolen kiss” like

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