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    Since it was packed with ball bearings as well as explosive I have a hard time believing the maker didn't expect devastating consequences. Especially with the Boston bombing so recently showing the terrible aftermath...

    This incident is really horrifying.

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    I'm in agreement with others who have said the news reports in relation to this incident are confusing. I find them conflicting too. One article announced "Autistic Boy Targeted by Bomb - Loses Both Hands" and went on to describe how he's been bullied by a group of kids in his area.

    Another said that the boys seen running from the street were part of a family who have been terrorising the area and as a result neighbours were quoted as saying they were going to move.

    Another article said that the boy in fact had both hands but has lost a number of his fingers and one thumb and that the boy is claiming the device was thrown at him. Also that no one called the Police until the alleged youths who were involved were spotted at a shopping centre with blood all over them.

    My DH, who knows this area well, believes that there's a much larger picture behind this incident and that what we are reading is the tip of a nasty iceberg. Either way, I hope the victim receives the help he needs - medical and social.

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    It is an awful story.
    But I too am confused by the news reports.
    Apparently he hasn't spoken to police yet, but is giving media interviews from his hospital bed.

    Seems like strange priorities for those caring for him.

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    I have been reading further reports on this and find the story is still a bit muddy. It would appear his family believe he was targeted.

    The victim apparently has Aspergers. This was confirmed by his stepfather who when explaining his condition, added that he "expected him to get a hiding from time to time but nothing like this..."

    Incredible.


 

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