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3 high school boys held for throwing stones at passenger train

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Three 16-year-old high school students are being held by police in connection with an incident that took place in Takahama, Aichi Prefecture last month in which the window of a moving train was smashed by a stone thrown from a nearby plot of vacant land, police said Friday.

According to police, the youths entered the vacant lot in Takahama at around 10:35 p.m. on Jan 9 and threw stones and roof tile fragments toward the train tracks. One stone went through the window of a train on the Mikawa line local service.

During police questioning one of the youths was quoted as saying: "We did it for fun."

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Morons, plain and simple.

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stone them

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Let them run in a small stadium and we hurl stone at them. Real fun

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Ahh, come on, it was just in fun.

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When I was around 7/8 years old, a gang of us little brats would throw rocks at freight trains, never at passenger trains. These guys are 16 and throwing rocks? I wonder what their penalty will be.

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Taking a page from Chairmen of the bored:

"The devil will find things for idle hands to do..."

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This is their version of something fun to do when bored. I wonder what their future will be like. What exciting career awaits them?

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Whoever saw them and turned them in should be rewarded.

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I remember some kids in my home town used to throw rocks at trains. That ended the day one of them hit the conductor through an open window and the police got involved.

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I remember throwing snowballs at passing cars when I was a kid. That ended one day when a driver stopped, got out of his car, and chased us for 10 minutes.

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That made it even more fun for us

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When I was around 7/8 years old, a gang of us little brats would throw rocks at freight trains, never at passenger trains

Hey, I was in that gang too! we once raided a henhouse to get some eggs.... but yes, 7 year old boys and freight trains is one thing but High Schoolers and passenger trains? Obviously not Rhodes scholars.

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They will be sent to the local Koban, mommy and daddy will be called in (daddy will likely not show up), mommy will have to do some paperwork, and the boys will be sent home with mommy. Then mommy will day - Bad boy, bad boy! End of story.

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Let them try having stones forced up their holes...that`llteach them a lesson.

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Lol if only they arrested kids for minor things like this in the US

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The innocent trio did not realize the consequences of doing meaningless acts for fun & quite late at night when they probably could not intentionally aim at the exact target.. Did not we all commit some nonsense mistakes at 16.. Let them go should be the right thing to do.

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When I was a kid on Base we use to run and knock on doors then run and watch them come out and grumble. Hey when your 7 or so there is not a lot to do and it was funny to us back then. That mischief led us to pick up the MP's phones on the telephone poles and tell them we need help. So we did that a couple of times (in the same night) and then the next time a couple of them came out from behind building 468 and suddenly it was not so funny because we were caught & in trouble. So the point I am trying to make is that I think maybe they have learned their lesson and asking for the 3 families to split the cost of replacing the window will help serve as a deterent for future mischievious ideas. I know I never picked up that phone again as I got my butt kicked.

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I wonder if these kids will be kicked out of school or not. In this day and age, probably (and unfortunately) not :(

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Xuanzhang, trust me, you will get arrested, taken to the station by the cops, and/or your parents will be notified if you are caught doing something like this. If you are caught by someone who's peed of, you'll probably get an arse whipping for the ages. One night when I was about twelve, I was bored and all of my rational brain functions were on an extended summer vacation. I thought it would be funny to tie a thin rope across my street because I saw a motorcycle coming way in the distance and wanted to see what would happen. Luckily, (Thank God!!!!!) the rider turned at the corner before my street but a car came right up and the driver saw the rope. He hit the brakes hard and almost collided with a pole. I had, by then, gone inside my friend's house (no one knew what I had done) which was right in front of the pole. Within minutes there were 2 cops and a patrol car and they were speaking with the driver and looking for clues and witnesses. I went outside to watch (and hear if there were any witnesses) but I was paralyzed with fear. Don't know how I held myself together. They never asked me anything, but if they had, I would have fallen apart like a wet Kleenex. Nothing came of it and I learned an extremely valuable lesson. Never did any kind of stunt like that again. Couldn't even talk about it for over 10 years. I may have actually been more traumatized than the driver. Hope these boys learned their lesson.

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