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Posted: July 5, 2009 12:00 a.m.

Dangerous teens

We don't know what's going on here; it seems like every day we are publishing stories of our younger people killing each other, being arrested for drug abuse and carelessly leaving children in hot parked cars.

There are reports coming in that teenagers are roaming around quiet scenic roads in our county, in broad daylight, throwing full jars of mustard and ketchup into unsuspecting passing cars.

Monday one of our carriers had this done to her while delivering papers. As a result her eye was blackened, her jaw was bruised, her window was broken and her seats are ruined. She is now scared while performing her once safe duties as a newspaper carrier.

There was a time when toilet papering houses was considered a major prank. Now it seems scaring, hurting and killing people is becoming the norm.

Our police force is well trained and dedicated to our safety, but they can't be everywhere all the time. What we need is a revival of sorts.

We need every parent and every pastor of every church in this county to step up and grab the attention of the young people in their flocks.

We can change this vicious pattern; all of us that care can help our parents and pastors. Our young people are worth the fight, so let's make every effort to win them back.

The Covington News is offering a $200 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who did this to our carrier. They were driving a red GM truck. The incident occurred on Cook Road in the vicinity of Sockwell Road, which the perpetrators turned onto after the attack.

If you have information, please contact the sheriff's department at (678) 625-1400.


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