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Sounds like a 17 year old who was never 'spanked' nor 'deprived' of his rights (cell phone, nights out, car, spending money, regulated study time, etc.). Now it's time he paid the piper.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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musta been hit with a spork
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Literally everything and anything can be a 'weapon'.
"...the boy used a fishing pole and a shoelace to make a rudimentary bow, then fashioned an arrow out of a sharpened plastic rod."
The primary factor of any thing being a weapon is that of the handlers application.
If this had happened in the UK there would be a call for restriction of said items and a ban by law of children being able to posses a 'bow' or 'arrow' device and the victim mother would be charged with a crime such as contributing to the delinquency of a minor for having allowed or provided means for him to fashion such a weapon for use.