Is This the Meanest Kid in All of Alabama?

His mom says he needs treatment, but a judge bars him from all public schools

In kindergarten, Lance Landers lunged at his teacher with a sharp pencil. In sixth grade, he drew pictures of himself clobbering kids with a baseball bat. By the time he reached middle school in the resort town of Gulf Shores, Ala., he would spit into trays of food in the cafeteria, hurl batteries at other students and disrupt classes by jabbering nonsensical words he claimed were Spanish. Most mornings he greeted the principal with "Hello, motherf__!" Lance taunted bus drivers by saying he paid no price for misbehaving.

Until recently, he was right. A 15-year-old ninth-grader, Lance had been declared...

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