High school student arrested for writing he killed his neighbor’s dinosaur with a gun


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Madness: A South Carolina high school student was arrested for writing — in a “What-I-did-during-summer-vacation” school assignment — that he killed his neighbor’s dinosaur with a gun.

Investigators say the teacher contacted school officials after seeing the message containing the words “gun” and “take care of business,” and police were then notified on Tuesday. Summerville police officials say Stone’s book bag and locker were searched on Tuesday, and a gun was not found. According to police, when Stone was asked by school officials about the comment written on the assignment, he became “very irate” and said it was a joke. A Summerville Police Department report states that Stone continued to be disruptive and was placed in handcuffs, and was told that he was being detained for disturbing schools.

The police are claiming that he was arrested because of his behavior when questioned. I don’t blame him. I think the teacher who reported him and the school officials who called the police should be fired immediately for downright stupidity. Such people are not competent to teach the young.

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3 comments

  • Cotour

    Stupid if true, yes, but lets consider that the teachers and administration have been driven into bureaucracy hysteria if a kid says anything that may imply violence, especially with a firearm, even in an imaginary story about shooting his neighbors dinosaur.

    Who wants to be the teacher today who reads their students “violent” story and did not report it. Their worst nightmare must be to be listening to the radio and hear their students name in connection with a mass shooting. Paranoia in the bureaucracy can make you nuts and so you go over and above what used to be sane behavior.

  • Dale Martin

    From personal experience; the lowest form of life are school administrators. Absolutely without any brain cells, incapable of rational thought, and suffering from some psycho-sexual psychosis….Fire the whole gang and let them work in Mickey D’s for the rest of their lives…

  • Cotour

    The culture in which they operate creates reacting instead of acting. When you become paranoid about “making a mistake” or offending or creating a situation for your superiors you react to information and this is where leadership and progress goes to die. Our president is a reactor to information and it explains his constant voting “present” on the many issues that he has and continues to vote present on. No one wants to be blamed or tagged with the bad stuff that actual leadership may bring.

    This philosophy as I have said is where leadership goes to die and in so doing creates more and more levels of chaos, resentment and reaction and in time builds the inverted pyramid that becomes what they all serve and in the end is what will destroy us all.

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