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Boy dies - cause: Naruto
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Posted 9/28/08
EVERETT, Wash. - An Everett-area family is in mourning over a 10-year-old boy who died after being buried alive by his playmates.

In a statement, the family of Codey Porter says he died peacefully at 3:35 p.m. on Monday with his family by his side.

The bizarre incident, which happened on Saturday, may have been sparked by a television cartoon.

Family members describe Codey, a fifth grader at Silver Firs Elementary School in Everett, as smart and imaginative. Unfortunately, it may have been his imagination that led to his death.

"Really articulate. He's got a really good imagination too. He's just not a regular 10-year-old," said Joshua Quantrille, 30, who is Codey's half-brother.


"They watch a cartoon where there were like sandmasters or something. They can manipulate sand or something like that," said Quantrille. "He came up with an idea if he were to do this, then he would be able to be one of them. They're all under 10, so a pretty crazy imagination, you know. They were like hey, OK."
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The cartoon "Naruto" shows the characters using sand as a tool and weapon and could have been what Codey and the others were trying to mimic when he was buried, headfirst, in a sandbox in the backyard of the house.

Quantrille said Codey was buried roughly from his head to his chest. At some point, he began thrashing around, but the children apparently thought he was playing.

Eventually they figured out something was wrong. They pulled Codey out and called the adults inside the home, who administered CPR until an aid car arrived.

On Monday, Codey's classmates at Silver Firs Elementary in Everett tried to understand what has happened to the fifth grader. The principal describes Codey as a very bright student with a lot of friends. The principal also sent home a letter with students so that their parents would be informed.

Parents said they were bracing for some difficult conversations.

"I have a third grader at home, so he's going to come home with some information. So certainly, the need to edit, filter, and hear what he thinks about what he heard is important," said one parent.

Grief counselors are now helping at the school.

Snohomish County detectives said they interviewed all the children playing in the sandbox at the time and view this as a tragic accident.

The Porter family decided to donate their son's organs. They are still formalizing plans to lay him to rest.

A memorial fund for Codey Porter has been set up through Gold Creek Community Church. The best way to donate is to log on to their Web site at www.goldcreek.org.



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Posted 9/28/08 , edited 9/28/08




The boy should have killed Naruto.
Posted 9/28/08 , edited 9/28/08
I read that once, and I must say, it interested me. By the way, the cause was more like retardation than Naruto.
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Posted 9/28/08
old, old, OLD news.
Plus, it's a dupe.
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Posted 9/28/08 , edited 9/28/08
Oh my God. That is awful! Kids have a wild imagination these days. I bet there's gonna be some kind of consequence for this, like the kid's parents are gonna try to sue Kishimoto or get a parental advisory on the show. It just goes to show that the world is a messed up place.

I hope they don't, like, cancel Naruto or something. I love that show.
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Posted 9/28/08
its old news
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23 / M / behind u :O!!!
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Posted 9/28/08
omg

that was my idea! T.T
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Posted 9/28/08
everyone knew it was gonna happen sooner or later. believe it! *smacks self on head for saying such a disgusting catch phrase*
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Posted 9/28/08
you're just now hearing about this? this must've happened a year ago.
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Posted 9/28/08
Its old news. But it is awful.
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Posted 9/28/08
that is really old but it is still sad T-T
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Posted 9/28/08
Since i just watched Code Geass, i'm going to go to the Town Hall and announce my revolution towards the world, cheers xb.
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Posted 9/28/08
but, why would pretending to have sand powers involve being buried head first? poor kid....
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Not to make fun of the childs death. (When something pops in my head i gotta do it)

*Serious face* The show narutos got nothing to do with the death... It parents fault for not knowing what their children are watching or do.
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Posted 9/28/08
first, RIP that little child, second, if someone uses this as a proove that naruto is bad for children then they are not analysing things completly, yeah, maybe it caused the boy to die, but anything can cause a child to act things they see and end up hurt, like action movies with fighting scences or any thing
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