I think that is a slight improvement over the original headline, but not by much.
According to reports, a 15-year-old Florida boy stabbed his father in the hand with a "miniature sword" because the man repeatedly threatened to give his son a haircut. The first and most important question that raises, of course, is what the hell is a "miniature sword"? Is that anything like a "knife"? Few details were available about this, although one report said the weapon was approximately ten inches long, which would make it a very miniature sword but a really big knife.
"I gave him more than one warning to stay away," said the boy, who really did not want a haircut. Police said that his father had suffered a defensive wound to his left hand that would require surgery. Before you judge the young man, though, consider that he may have fired a warning shot — police said that the teenager "first threw a bag of seashells at his father before stabbing him."
Okay, now judge him.
Link: Miami Herald
Link: News-Journal Online