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Justin, Ashton SWATTER

12 YEARS OLD!!!

12/19/2012 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The juvenile who was arrested for phoning in prank 911 calls -- claiming there was gun violence at the homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher -- is only 12 years old ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the boy tell TMZ ... he lives in California with his mother.  He refuses to go to school and sits at his computer day and night, communicating with other hackers.  We're told he is antisocial, preferring the keyboard to personal contact.

Our sources say Children's Services has been to the boy's apartment multiple times, trying to stabilize the situation, to no avail.  We're told the mother has virtually checked out.  We're told the family is "incredibly dysfunctional."

Our sources say the boy is smart, but by no means a Zuckerberg-esque genius.  Still, he was able to evade cops for months.

We're told law enforcement is sympathetic and steps are afoot to remove the child from the home and place him in a stable foster environment.  We're also told authorities are inclined to get the boy counseling rather than mete out punishment -- i.e., place him on probation and if he completes his counseling program all charges will be dismissed.

It's pretty remarkable ... a 12 year old concocted incredible fake scenarios to fool cops ... telling them gun-toting Russian thugs had held people in Ashton's house hostage.

The L.A. County D.A. has yet to make a decision on charging the boy with crimes.

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Liz    

How does a 12-year-old refuse to go to school??? It sounds like this kid is a psychopath in the making. I hope the counseling is some intensive therapy, not some superficial talking.

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puppylover230    

Wow lol

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Randy    

Isn't this kid the blueprint for a future nutjob who goes crazy and starts killing people? Refuses to go to school, plays on his computer day and night, and is from an incredibly dysfunstional family.Anybody want to bet we read about this kid somewhere down the road after he goes on a killing spree?

611 days ago
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Jac    

Charge him with a crime. This is the problem today, letting these kids off with slaps on their wrists. Nobody learns that way! I group up in a dysfunctional household and I was a law abiding teenager and adult.

611 days ago
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cherry    

A 12 year old smarted cops for months... the LAPD ladies and gentleman.

611 days ago
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Majestik    

PAGING, THE POSTER THAT GAVE ME ****.
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Un huh, now give me the what's for when I said the kid being a Juvenile that it was probably a PARENT PROBLEM!!!

611 days ago
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amazinglybored    

Well, isn't that a sad commentary on the LAPD and the kid's parents.

611 days ago
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dri    

The douchebag Ashton and that Lil Lesbian Justina got their azzes pranked, bet these two took a crap in their panties and it was a kid that did it.....phkn funny!

611 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I'm sure everyone is thinking the same thing, but this little precious tyke is gonna get a Bushmaster from Santa this year! Ha ha ha I just hope he shoots up your neighborhood, not mine.... .223 is the best caliber!!

By the way, Santa is your parents, kids. Ha ha ha Xmas is ruined....

611 days ago
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Brandi    

Parents, get this kid involved in a hobby, therapy, playing outside or something. Ugh, some parents really need to be dealt with themselves.

611 days ago
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SeeSomethingSaySomething    

F that. He wasted our tax dollars, at least cane him.

611 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

He needs a dose of the strap in front of town hall....

611 days ago
13.

wendy    

i'm not surprised., think about it. would a 40 something get off on this? the digital world is much younger than us.

611 days ago
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john johnson    

i think this kid sounds familiar.....there was such a kid that lived in newtown,ct, otherwise, whip his ass with an extention cord.

611 days ago
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enrique    

next to be hacked is tmz ya

611 days ago
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