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Salem mom asks police to arrest bickering teens

January 4, 2012
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SALEM, Mass.—A Salem woman fed up with her bickering children called police and asked responding officers to arrest two of them.

The woman told police when they came to her home on Monday evening: "Arrest them both -- I can't take this anymore."

The woman said her five children had been fighting all day but things came to a head when her 15-year-old son hit her 8-year-old daughter, and a 16-year-old daughter intervened to protect her sister.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/A7TLOe) reports that when police asked what they could do, the mother said she wanted the teenagers arrested.

Instead, police say they will summon the 15-year-old boy to court for hitting his younger sister. Police also notified state child welfare authorities.

No names were released.

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Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com

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