Diary - Wii legal problem

13th November 2009 at 00:00

Many teachers believe that their pupils spend too much time playing computer games. But a court in Winnipeg, Canada, has taken this sentiment to an unusual extreme.

A 12-year-old boy, charged with filling one of his socks with rocks to smash a window at his school - among other things - has been granted bail providing he hands over his Nintendo Wii.

Judge Garfinkle said he was tempted to remand the boy because he had been in and out of court repeatedly. But he decided that confiscating the Wii - rather than his parents' cash - was the best way to ensure the boy kept to his bail conditions.

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