NY boy, 11, faces charges over pencil attack http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100210/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_pencil_attack;_ylt=AkrRckkzQm7A8RYkjd4SZADtiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJsaDh2OWdqBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMjEwL3VzX29kZF9wZW5jaWxfYXR0YWNrBGNwb3MDMgRwb3MDMwRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNueWJveTExZmFjZXM- SAUQUOIT, N.Y. An 11-year-old boy faces assault and weapon charges for trying to stab a classmate with a pencil over a math problem. Police in New Hartford, 80 miles west of Albany, said the boy was mad because a classmate kept trying to help him in math class on Monday. When the would-be helper wouldn't back off, police said the boy lashed out with a sharp pencil and inflicted a scratch treated by the school nurse. Officer Shane Yoxall, working as a resource officer at the Sauquoit Valley Middle School, investigated. The 11-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was suspended from school and charged with felony attempted assault and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon. He must report to Oneida County probation officials on Feb. 23.