Juvenile Delinquency
Missouri lawmakers outraged by apparent bullying attack on boy

An apparent bullying attack at a Missouri middle school sent a 74-pound student to the hospital for five days and outraged state lawmakers. Blake Kitchen -- a 12-year-old sixth-grader at Liberty Middle School, just outside Kansas City -- suffered a fractured skull, a broken jaw, and possible hearing loss from the Feb. 19 attack by another boy at school, according to his mother, who has taken his story public. "I thought I was going to die," Blake told KMBC-TV this week after his release from the hospital. He spoke while lying on a couch with a pillow shading his eyes from now-painful light. "It felt like all my bones in my body were broken." In interviews...