Saturday, October 22, 2005

Teen's proposal of a "Killer Day" viewed as threat. Arrested.

So, this 14-year old high school freshman is either crazy or an amazing satirist. I am of the opinion that she is just following in Swift's footsteps and proposing her own Modest Proposal. Regardless, I have to say that arresting a high school freshman on terrorist charges is slightly ludicrious.
BOAZ, Ala. - A Boaz High School freshman who wrote an essay proposing a 'Killer Day' when everyone would be allowed to kill two people to relieve stress has been charged with making a Terrorist threat.

The 14-year-old girl, who also wrote that she wanted to kill President Bush, was arrested last week and is scheduled for a Nov. 1 hearing. Court officials declined to release her name or provide other information Wednesday, citing the confidentiality rules of Alabama's youthful offender law.

Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis said students were to write an essay in an English class last week on a new federal holiday they would like to see Congress pass.

Davis said the teacher who read the 14-year-old's essay gave it to Principal Lowell Smith and Assistant Principal Judy Bollinger after reading it. The police chief said a decision was made to press charges after the matter was referred to city schools Superintendent Leland Dishman and other system officials.

'I don't know if it was a joke,' Davis told The Huntsville Times. 'But if it was, it was done in bad taste.'"

[Via Dvorak Uncensored]


  • Emo has gone too far...

    I somewhat want to read the essay, so I can see if it is sincere, or if it really is a horrible attempt at satire

    By Blogger Christian, at 1:41 AM  

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