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A shocking turn of events has turned the City of Brotherly Love upside down. The Huffington Post is reporting that several 4th grade boys tried to rape a younger boy at school:

“The victim was an 8-year-old male classmate, whom the three allegedly attacked in a bathroom at West Philadelphia’s Bryant Elementary School.”

The community is in a state of complete shock. The mother of the boy who was attacked was simply quoted as saying:

“I felt helpless,” the victim’s mother told WPVI. “It took him almost 7 hours to try to tell me what happened.”

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How do we explain acts of violence like this to ourselves, let alone our children? Is this a situation of broken families, broken school systems or is American society falling apart? Please post your thoughts below. See the full story at The Huffington Post.

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