Brekky Wrap: Teens Sentenced After Putting Semen In Teacher's Food
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Two teenage boys have been sentenced to 30 days in juvenile detention after they admitted to contaminating their teacher's food with semen. Students at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School, Pennsylvania, recorded the eighth-graders putting bodily fluids into the food during a Global Gourmet class in May. "I was on YouTube and I saw video of a guy putting semen into food and serving it out," the first student to appear in court told the judge on Monday, according to WBNS. "I said, that would be a funny idea, a funny gag. So, I introduced it to my classmates and they thought it was funny. They laughed. So, we went on with it". The victim read out a victim impact statement in court explaining that she was "dumbfounded" and "in shock". "Why did this happen? Why did they choose me? I felt targeted, violated," she said. Six other students have also been charged.
The case of a Tamil family fighting to stay in Australia is due to be heard in the Federal Court this morning. The husband, wife and two daughters are being held on Christmas Island as they await a decision on whether or not they will be sent back to Sri Lanka.
The man accused of a mass shooting in Darwin, that left four people dead and a fifth injured, is due in court today. Benjamin Hoffmann, 45, has been charged four counts of murder, two of recklessly endangering serious harm and one of criminal damage. He is yet to enter a plea.
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Drought-stricken towns in NSW’s Central West have copped a long-overdue drenching. Bathurst has recorded 30mm of rain in 24 hours, while Orange received more than 20mm. Sydney also copped buckets and is expecting another day of wild weather today.
Saudi Arabia is confident that full oil production will be restored by the end of the month -- sending surging oil prices back down. It comes after a drone attack on the world’s largest crude oil processing plant at the weekend. Authorities have vowed to bring the ‘perpetrators to justice’.
Facebook is introducing new measures in a bid to combat hate online.All white supremacist and terrorist-linked searches will be redirected to websites which offers help to leave hate groups. It’s part of a number of changes being made in the wake of the Christchurch attack.
The AFL community is preparing to say a final goodbye to St Kilda legend Danny Frawley. The 56-year-old was killed in a crash near Ballarat last week. A private funeral will be held for family and friends today, with the service to be live-streamed for the public.
In sport, GWS is appealing Toby Greene’s one-match ban, upheld by the AFL tribunal overnight. The matter is expected to be heard tomorrow.
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