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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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46.

soberandsmober    

Zuckerberg is not a genius. Smart, yes. But the reason he was successful is because he was ruthless enough to still others' work.

616 days ago
47.

PT    

Throw the book at him.

616 days ago
48.

HungWang    

It's just another part of whats wrong with society. Everyone under the age of 30 has been F'd up due to the entertainment business lack of values. Parents, because they have to work, can't be 24/7 on them. Its over society is F'd. This is a tiny example.

616 days ago
49.

REALbarbwire7    

Do something NOW, not AFTER. This kid has all the ingredients. So stop talking and do something!

616 days ago
50.

Passthepeas    

12 year old? I'm not surprised. The little ass wipe probably grew up watching that genius, the massive pudenda Kutcher and his contribution to civilization: the dumbass "Punk'd" show.

616 days ago
51.

lm    

An a$s whooping wouldn't hurt every now and then.....

616 days ago
52.

BellaJ    

Sad that his mother has checked out. She has completely failed him. Lets hope he gets help now before he moves on to worse things.

616 days ago
53.

john    

Lets sell his internal organs to pay for all of the costs involved. Play time is over kiddies, the country is broke as a joke.

616 days ago
54.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Bitch needs to be punked. Lock him up and throw away the key!!! HA!

616 days ago
55.

colette    

Something must be done with the kid or we will have another tragedy.........

616 days ago
56.

Chief Sosa    

Put this kid on scared straight

616 days ago
57.

karmenr818    

Dang how sad this world is turning out

616 days ago
58.

Killmonokill    

I once ordered 8 pizza's to my next door neighbors when I was 6 and left home alone in 1990...the only difference is kids these days have the Internet and can look step by step how to do crazier stuff.... Like violent video games/porn/drugs/alcohol/guns it's 100% up to the parents to watch what their kids do...

616 days ago
59.

Carl    

Looks like another Adam Lanza in the making.

616 days ago
60.

paul a.    

A school shooter is born

616 days ago
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