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Girl poisons family dogs over bad grades

Police say a 14-year-old Fullerton girl lethally poisoned her family's two dogs yesterday after arguing with her parents over bad grades, the Associated Press reports:

Police say the girl fed her sister's medications to a Yorkie and a larger dog Sunday night after her parents left the house.

Sgt. Mike MacDonald says the girl has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and is in custody at Orange County's juvenile hall.

The dogs were in shock when the family returned later that night, and the animals were rushed to a pet clinic, where they died.

Officers say the girl maintains she wasn't treated fairly when her parents told her Sunday afternoon they weren't happy with her grades. The girl's name has not been released because of her age.

 
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