#1Mar 15th, 2007
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Sussex County prosecutors are investigating whether there's any fact to the fiction written by four boys. "The War of the Boys and the Girls; One Winning Team, Many Losses, Tons of Deaths," describes the violent deaths of a dozen girls and a female teacher. The fifth-graders used characters with the same names as actual students at McKeown Elementary School in Hampton. The students were suspended and psychiatric evaluations are scheduled. Superintendent Everett Burns has told parents that law enforcement has determined the book does not pose a threat. Details about the book were provided to The Star-Ledger of Newark by the parents of two girls whose names appeared in the text.