Judge orders 12-year-old boy to get a job

An appeals court judge has upheld the decision to dole out an unusual punishment to a 12-year-old – he ordered the boy to get a job, the Boston Globe reports.

When he was 11, the Boston-born boy had caused damage to a neighbour’s house by spray-painting it. After a year went by without the boy paying any part of the $1,000 he owed, a judge decided to teach the boy a lesson by getting him working.

In the court’s decision, the lead author argued that despite the boy’s age, he could easily earn money by picking up a paper route, shoveling snow or babysitting, among other things.

The boy’s attorney countered to the Boston Globe that children don’t deliver newspapers anymore, but District Attorney David E. Sullivan defended the ruling, arguing the punishment would teach the boy about responsibility.

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