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Nebraska girl slaps boy over rumors that class lizard died

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Posted at 7:55 PM, Sep 16, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rumors that a middle school class gecko had died prompted one Nebraska girl to slap another student.

Police said the girl admitted slapping a 13-year-old boy during a football game at Millard Central Middle School on Monday because the lizard was missing and some classmates had said the boy had killed it. But the Omaha World-Herald reports that the gecko was actually fine and was found in his cage Tuesday morning safe and sound, according to the police report. However, the 13-year-old girl wound up in a heap of trouble.

The girl was cited on suspicion of third-degree assault and released to her mother’s custody.

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