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Ohio judge sentences men to write book report on World War II or Vietnam War

Ohio judge sentences men to write book report on World War II or Vietnam War
Posted at 11:28 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 11:28:49-04

CANTON, Ohio -- An Ohio judge hoping to send a message has sentenced two men to jail time -- and writing a five-page book report.

Stark County Judge Frank Forchione on Monday sentenced Jonas Rohr and Kyle Bodager, both 19 years old, to read a book about World War II or the Vietnam War and write a report.

Rohr and Bodager pleaded guilty to discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, the Canton Repository reported. The newspaper reported Forchione also ordered them to volunteer at a veterans' memorial park.

Police say the two men and a juvenile were shooting during target practice last fall when a stray bullet struck a man mowing his lawn.