CBS News Exclusive: ATF Figures Show Juveniles Account For More Than Half Of Nation's Explosive Incidents
158 | December 10, 2008 at 06:48 amby
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It looks like footage from a war zone. But instead, it's homemade bombs built and detonated at home in the United States.
All of the criminal acts shown in CBS News video have one thing in common - they are tied to an alarming trend that CBS News has learned involves the most unlikely culprits: Kids under the age of 18.
"Six out of 10 of these explosive incidents involve juveniles," said Scott Sweetow, the assistant special agent in charge of Atlanta's field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Atlanta.
"It's shocking and, in fact, it's not well known," Sweetow said. "And, it's not something that's going to go away."
The world is changing. Kids get involved in things like this at an earlier age. Even in the small town where I live teen agers seem more likely today to get into trouble. It is becoming a serious problem but still most young people not like that.
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