Brickbat: Old Enough to Know Better


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The Palm Beach County, Florida, school system is set to pay $3.6 million to the the families of four third-graders molested by a school employee. But system officials at first sought to fight a lawsuit brought by the families, arguing in court documents that the girls were "old enough to appreciate the consequences of their actions" and "conducted themselves in a careless and negligent manner."