Athens-Clarke police said they arrested an 11-year-old girl early Monday morning after she tried to stab her parents during an argument concerning Facebook.
The location of the 3 a.m. incident was redacted from a police report, which did indicate that officers were called to the scene in connection with a reported family dispute. Officers found out that the girl flew into a rage when one of her parents denied her permission to use a cellphone so that she could access Facebook, police said.
The parents would not allow her to access Facebook because they had concerns about her previously posting photographs of herself “dancing provocatively,” on the social networking website, according to police.
The girl ran away from the home at one point but later returned, police said.
During an ensuing argument, the girl picked up a knife and poked herself in the side of the head with it, saying that she was going to kill herself, police said.
She then got a second knife and threatened to harm both parents, according to police.
The parents wrestled away the knives and called 911, police said.
When questioned by officers, the girl told them that she sleeps on the floor because a black ghost with red horns sleeps in her bed, police said, and that she sees and hears the ghost all the time.
An official with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice told officers to release the girl to her parents so that she might receive medical treatment.
Officers drove the girl to St. Mary’s Hospital and left her in the care of the parents and medical professionals.
[Via Joe Johnson]