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Teen killed in a game of 'dodging arrows'

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#1 Aquabach

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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:10 PM

In today's WTF/ Darwin section:

West Virginia teen reportedly killed in a game of 'dodging arrows'

http://www.foxnews.c...ntcmp=obnetwork

A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck in the head while playing a game of "dodging arrows" at a friend's house, and criminal charges could be possible, authorities said Monday.

Caleb Fairchild, an eighth-grader, was playing the bow-and-arrow game Saturday evening when he was hit by an arrow in in Chapmanville, about 45 miles south of Charleston, West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said.

No parents were around when Caleb and two other kids were playing in a front yard, said State Police Sgt. C.R. Sutphin. The ages of the others involved weren't released but authorities said they were minors.

The motivation behind the game wasn't immediately clear.

"I've been a policeman for almost 25 years. This is the first time I've ever heard of it," Sutphin said. "They were just goofing around, thought it was a good idea. It's just a bad decision, if you ask me."

Sixth-grader Carlee Adkins said she started dating Caleb on St. Patrick's Day. The last text message she received from him on Saturday evening was, "Bye babe, I love you."

She said Caleb was at a friend's house when it happened and that the bow-and-arrow game wasn't his idea because "he never liked doing that stuff. That was somebody else's suggestion." She said she had never heard of anyone playing the game before.

Caleb was taken to Logan Regional Medical Center, and then to Charleston Area Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Boone County prosecutor's office is being consulted in the investigation, Sutphin said.

"Once we get everything together, we're going to present it to them for a possible negligent homicide charge," Sutphin said.

Grief counselors were on hand at Chapmanville Middle School, where the teen attended classes.

Carlee said she was too distraught to go to school Monday. She described Caleb as shy, artistic and a fan of any type of music - except country. He also helped Carlee with her skateboarding.

"He was a nice kid and he was easy to hang out with and be around," she said. "He'd do anything for a person."


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#2 C6NY

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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:11 PM

Proven yet again, Forrest Gump was right.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:18 PM

That game is from some comedy movie with Adam sandler right?

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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:21 PM

Natural selection.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:26 PM

That game is from some comedy movie with Adam sandler right?


They were doing in in the movie "garden state" starring Zach Braff

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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:35 PM

Too bad he didn't qualify for javelin catching. Stupid is as stupid does.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:36 PM

Thinning the herd. Maybe dodging bullets is the next game some of the younger geniuses think of. Sad but come on.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:39 PM

We used to play fort with refrigerator boxes and bricks. Not very different. Landed me in the hospital for stiches. Kids are just stupid.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:47 PM

I blame democratic socialism and liberal left for this tragedy. Certain nanny school districts thought banning dodgeball would be good for the children. Obviously, they were wrong. Ban liberals. Bring back dodgeball . Children of Gump saved from themselves.

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#10 gripper

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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:52 PM

throwing rocks and dirt bombs at each other is a little bit less dangerous than dodge arrow, I got yelled at too as a kid dumb Butt throw rocks at each other this is what happens no stitches an ice cube was all, by the time it melted you better be feeling better too or you got in worse trouble . kids do dumb things some do really stupid things gotta raise em to know when to walk away

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Posted March 29 2016 - 12:55 PM

reminds me of when ralphie's son got hit with the arrow on the sopranos
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Posted March 29 2016 - 01:13 PM

the kid was in 6th grade, You guys are ******* heartless.
I take it back, he was DATING a 6th grader....he was in the 8th grade.

Edited by 100MPG, March 29 2016 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted March 29 2016 - 01:17 PM

A tragedy. Prayers for the family


Is this where they start to go after bows?
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Posted March 29 2016 - 01:28 PM

No. The government hoards arrows.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 01:34 PM

sad the kid died. what would posses anyone to play a game like that.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 01:34 PM

A tragedy. Prayers for the family


Is this where they start to go after bows?


Forget the bows, start confiscating stupid parents.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 01:38 PM

They were doing in in the movie "garden state" starring Zach Braff

Movies & video games do not effect children in any way. Just ask the liberals.
It's because of playing Racist Capitalist Beef Flatulent Global Warming Riders and Oppressed Native Americans.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 02:07 PM

The game was catching arrows and he won. Game over.
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Posted March 29 2016 - 02:26 PM

sad the kid died. what would posses anyone to play a game like that.

Inbreeding? :hide

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Posted March 29 2016 - 08:56 PM

I miss the good old days when stupid kids just played in traffic.





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