About a week after an Ohio judge ruled that he could be tried as an adult, T.J. Lane, 17, was indicted in the shooting deaths of three classmates at Chardon High School.
The teenager charged with killing three classmates at his Ohio school and wounding three more will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Thursday.
A Pennsylvania court has ordered that the juvenile trial of Jordan Brown -- a boy accused of killing his father's pregnant girlfriend three years ago -- be closed, despite a push by several newspapers to allow public access.
A 10-year-old Southern California boy is in a juvenile detention center after denying in court Thursday a charge that he murdered another child, authorities said.
Locking juvenile offenders behind bars is costly and largely ineffective, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group that favors alternatives to youth detention.
A teenage student is facing a first-degree murder charge, with police saying that he followed through on a plan to kill the principal of his small private school in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis police say 17-year-old Eduardo Marmolejo followed through on his plan to kill his high school principal.
The trial is being held under strict security measures.
Two teens are sentenced to probation for bullying 15-year-old Phoebe Prince. HLN's Vinnie Politan reports.
Three more teenagers admitted Thursday that they took part in bullying a 15-year-old schoolmate who subsequently committed suicide, a Massachusetts prosecutor said. But, as was the case the day before with two other teens involved in the hazing of Phoebe Prince, the more serious charges were dismissed and none of them will serve jail time.
Three men have been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy, potentially bringing a close to a murder mystery more than four decades old, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday.
Colorado prosecutors have charged a 12-year-old boy with murder and aggravated assault in the shootings that left his parents dead and two siblings wounded, the district attorney's office said Tuesday.
A three-judge panel has reversed a lower court's ruling to try a 12-year-old murder suspect as an adult.
A 14-year-old Florida teen accused of gunning down his parents faces manslaughter charges and will be tried as an adult, the Collier County State Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
The New York Times reported this weekend on the story of the juvenile detention center in Wisconsin's rural Manitowoc County, on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Attorneys for a boy accused of killing his father's pregnant girlfriend have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn a lower court's decision to try him as an adult.
At least 16 people died and another 22 were injured Wednesday in a fire at a juvenile detention center in El Salvador, said Mauricio Ramirez Landaverde, the interim chief for the national civil police force.
The son of an 81-year-old man who was fatally beaten Sunday after attending his granddaughter's wedding in Lynchburg, Virginia, said he holds no animosity toward the three teenagers who are being held as suspects.
A son remembers his 81-year-old dad who cops say was beaten to death by three teens. HLN's Vinnie Politan reports.
A Michigan judge ordered a 13-year-old boy convicted of murdering a woman during a robbery to remain in juvenile detention until he turns 21.
Ten years ago, teen Daniel Giddings shot a man during an attempted robbery and was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.
The 15-year-old Massachusetts girl hung herself after allegedly being harassed by jealous classmates
Nine Massachusetts teenagers have been charged with involvement in a months-long campaign of bullying that led to the suicide in January of a 15-year-old girl, a prosecutor said Monday.
A judge in Pennsylvania has denied a request from a 12-year-old homicide suspect to have his case transferred to juvenile court.
On a chilly morning in February 2009, state police found 26-year-old Kenzie Houk in her bed with a bullet though her head. She was eight months pregnant.
A 12-year-old could be tried on charges of murdering his father's pregnant fiancee. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
About 20 years ago, 9-year-old Cameron Kocher fired a rifle out of a window of his home in upstate Pennsylvania and hit his 7-year-old neighbor, who was riding on a snowmobile, and killed her.
A year ago, Maydellyn Lamourt watched her 16-year-old son's dreams fall apart.
More than one in 10 juvenile detainees in major U.S. facilities say they experienced some form of sexual abuse or sexual victimization while in detention, according to a report Thursday by the Department of Justice.
The parents of a teen who was set on fire says their son relives the incident. WFOR's Shannon Hori reports.
Three teens accused of setting a 15-year-old friend on fire pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of attempted murder, a public defender for one of the boys said.
A Florida teenager attacked and set on fire last month, allegedly by five teenage friends, was undergoing skin graft surgery Friday, the first procedure in his recovery, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Three boys charged with setting a friend on fire will be tried as adults. John Zarrella reports.
It's a call that no firefighter ever wants to have to answer.
Three teens accused of setting a 15-year-old friend ablaze were held without bond Tuesday on adult charges of attempted murder.
The Supreme Court wrestled in often emotional terms Monday over whether sentencing juvenile criminals to life in prison without parole is "cruel and unusual" punishment, especially when their crime is not murder.
Sixty miles and the twin tragedies of young lives lost to violence link this industrial hub to the tough streets of North Philadelphia.
A 14-year-old suspect in the murder of a 4-year-old boy found drowned and then stuffed into a clothes dryer in Mendota, California, has been charged as an adult, authorities said Tuesday.
Residents of one small town speak out about a crime and its racial overtones.
Crystal Dillman says she will never understand why a group of teenage boys beat her fiancé to death.
The parents of an Ohio teenager who claims her father threatened to kill her because she converted from Islam to Christianity denied Thursday all allegations against them.
Getting arrested for stealing cars after his 16th birthday may be the best thing that ever happened to Terrence Barkley.
A new federal report says employees at four New York state juvenile residential centers have been responsible for abuse resulting in concussions, broken bones and even one death.
Four teenage boys in Tampa, Florida, were charged as adults Wednesday on allegations of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.
Iran wants to reduce the number of "unnecessary executions" it carries out, a spokesman for the Islamic republic's judiciary said.
Medical tests show that the lone surviving suspect in last year's Mumbai terrorist attacks is not a juvenile so should be tried as an adult, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Juveniles held in a Mississippi detention center are subject to "horrific physical and mental abuse" at an insect-ridden, filthy facility, alleges a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
At a friend's sleepover more than a year ago, 14-year-old Phillip Swartley pocketed change from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood to buy chips and soft drinks. The cops caught him.
Two judges plead guilty to taking cash in exchange for sending more kids to juvenile detention centers.
A Pennsylvania teen has been charged as an adult for allegedly planning to kill classmates he did not like before turning the gun on himself in a high school shooting spree, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Tuesday.
A student died today after being shot at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, police said.
A student fatally shot a 15-year-old classmate during a dispute Thursday at a Knoxville high school, police said, as other teenagers watched in horror after a shooting in a Knoxville, Tenn. high school cafeteria
A state watchdog commission has recommended that California phase out its antiquated juvenile prisons by 2011
An interview with a Mississippi teen who tried to kill herself as a cry for help while in juvenile detention.
Girls as young as 13 say they were shackled for weeks at a time in Mississippi.
A Mississippi teenager describes what she was forced to do in shackles during her time in jail.
CNN's Sunny Hostin looks at the legal ramifications of an alleged plot to harm a third-grade teacher.
Mychal Bell, the 17-year-old black teenager whose arrest and detention led to the "Jena 6" protests, has agreed to a plea deal that could lead to his release by June, his lawyer said Monday.
An 11-year-old Georgia girl and her mother allege that 3 young boys raped her near their apartment. Affiliate WGCL reports.
A juvenile court judge Thursday denied a defense request to drop charges against one of six black students accused in the beating of a white student, according to a source inside the courtroom.
Charges against Bryant Purvis, one of the six black students accused of being involved in beating a white student, were reduced to second degree aggravated battery during his arraignment Wednesday morning.
The suspect behind one of California's wildfires is a 10-year-old. Now the state must decide if it will punish him
The acquittal of seven guards and a nurse charged in the death of a teenage boot-camp inmate has renewed calls for reform of the state's troubled corrections system
A black Louisiana teenager at the center of the racially charged "Jena 6" case was ordered Thursday to spend 18 months in a juvenile facility, after a judge ruled he had violated his probation for earlier juvenile convictions, a source with knowledge of the court proceedings said.
Someone gets killed on the mean streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, almost everyday. CNN's David Mattingly reports
On the streets of Philadelphia's toughest neighborhoods, just trying to get ahead can get you killed.
A judge ordered a black teenager back to jail, deciding the fight that put him in the national spotlight violated terms of his probation for a previous conviction
A 10-year-old boy charged with arson and murder in the deaths of his mother and four others was released to the custody of his grandmother Monday in a case that has shocked and divided a small Ohio town.
A 10-year-old Ohio boy is facing criminal charges in the deaths of his mother and four others. Affiliate WHIO reports.
Mychal Bell, the last of the "Jena 6" suspects behind bars, is released on bail.
Mychal Bell, a black teenager accused of beating a white classmate and who was the last of the "Jena 6" behind bars, was released from custody Thursday after a juvenile court judge set his bail at $45,000.
The case of Mychal Bell, a black teenager accused of beating a white classmate in Jena, Louisiana, will be heard in juvenile court, Louisiana's governor announced Wednesday.
Mychal Bell, the sole defendant who remains behind bars from the group of teens known as the "Jena 6," will not be released Friday, a court decided.
A Louisiana appeals court ruled it was too early to consider a motion to release a black teenager who allegedly took part in beating up a white classmate in Jena, Louisiana, last year.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports a judge throws out the conviction of one of the Jena 6, but he may still be charged in juvenile court.
A Louisiana appeals court Friday vacated the remaining conviction of a teenager accused in a violent, racially charged incident in Jena, Louisiana, his attorney said.
Eight former employees of the Bay County Sheriff's Office were charged Tuesday with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old at a Florida boot camp for juvenile offenders.
The mother of a 16-year-old accused of killing a high-profile attorney's wife was released from custody Friday after accessory-to-murder charges against her were dropped, the prosecutor told CNN.
A teenage girl who was abused as a child and convinced Wisconsin lawmakers to make public the records of juvenile sex offenders, urged Congress Thursday to create similar federal regulation.
A 13-year-old California boy pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday in the killing of a friend with a baseball bat after a youth league game last month.
A 13-year-old boy accused of fatally striking a 15-year-old friend with a bat after a youth baseball game was charged Thursday as a juvenile with murder, authorities said.
This week in America's courtrooms we have seen tragedy all around. I'm not referring to Michael Jackson's flulike symptoms that brought jury selection to a halt or to Robert Blake's crying jag in front of the jury.
A psychiatrist testified Friday that he believes the antidepressant drug Zoloft could have prompted a boy to kill his grandparents three years ago.
Two suburban Atlanta schoolgirls accused of using a poisoned cake to sicken more than a dozen classmates are scheduled to appear before a juvenile court judge on assault charges Friday.
Two South Florida boys are charged with the sexual battery of a 10-year-old girl at an elementary school, local sheriff's officials said.
Singling out the actions of two nurses as "outrageous," a Florida grand jury indicted two women on manslaughter and third-degree murder charges, finding the two women ignored calls from a dying teen for medical aid at a residential detention facility.