I wanted to see if I could shoot an apple off that kid's head. I didn't hit the apple, or fortunately the kid, so it was all ok... right? I saw this big rock, and I thought... I know what it is like to have a pillow fight and hit someone in the head with a pillow... but I don't know what it is like to hit someone in the head... so I just wanted to perform an experiment and see what happened. I'm sorry that kid got hurt, but I didn't mean to. Yeah, I put my foot out and tripped him... because I thought it would be funny. I didn't know he would fall awkwardly and knock out some teeth... so I shouldn't be punished. And so forth... The girl in that article shouldn't be punished the same as someone actually making a bomb with the intent to cause harm... but whatever happened to "scared straight"... where they show real-life consequences for people who do things to keep you from getting near that line. A 16 year old ought to know better than to be mixing chemicals to "see what would happen"... That doesn't sound very bright. What if she had started a fire or the cap popped off that bottle and damaged someone's eye? I'm not saying it should ruin her life either... but... she is old enough to know better.