What 14-year-old kid hasn’t tackled one of his football teammates in the locker room before practice and held him down while another kid urinates on him? According to one defense attorney, this amounts to just “goofing around” and is the sort of thing that happens all the time.
But a Pennsylvania judge decided that this constitutes harrassment, and found the kid guilty of that charge. The urinator himself already pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. But will these rulings set a precedent that any incident of “horseplay” will turn into a legal case?