Brickbat: School Games

The Terrobonne Parish, Louisiana, sheriff's office has charged a 15-year-old boy with terrorizing and interfering with the operation of a school. The boy used a smart phone app that mimics a first person shooter game and allows the user to “shoot” anything the device is aimed at. The boy “shot” several of his classmates and posted the video online.

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  • Snark Plissken||

    You left out the best part:

    Authorities believe that this is an isolated incident, Foret said.

    JUST ANOTHER ISOLATED INCIDENT!!!

  • Dave Krueger||

    Attention! Attention! Attention! The difference between fantasy and reality has been cancelled until further notice.

  • Snark Plissken||

    Virtual reality is dangerous, dude. Didn't you see Lawnmower Man?

  • ||

    OTOH, if he'd used the app to shoot a dog they'd probably have made him an honorary sheriff

  • ||

    Terrebonne, not Terrobonne. That translates to 'best fishing in the world'.

    It seems unlikely that there will be a conviction in this case. BTW, the sheriff doesnt charge anyone with anything, the DA does.

  • Rod Flash||

    Nope, I think it's Terrorboned. It translates as 'If kids do it, we're terrified'.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yet another mass shooting.

  • Almanian!||

    We must ban these Apple AR15 smart phones! No one *needs* a smart phone with a bazillion googleterras of computing power!

    And scary, scary apps.

  • ||

    High capacity memory cards!

  • entropy||

    Piers Morgan is reporting that the student used an iAR15.

  • Paul.||

    Piers Morgan is reporting that the student used an iAR15.

    Winner.

  • Duke||

    I hate my home state.

  • sarcasmic||

    More proof that Peak Derp can never be reached.

  • Rich||

    interfering with the operation of a school

    That is one lame-ass charge. The sheriff's office should at least goose it up to "interfering with the operation of a sheriff's office".

    Seriously, suppose the kid had posted pictures of his classmates, say, wearing girly ribbons in their hair. Would he have been charged with sexual harassment, cyber-bullying, or both -- in addition to "interfering with the operation of a school"?

  • Robert||

    He wasn't doing it in school, was he? So how could he be interfering with its operation?

    And what else would anyone use that application for? It's like someone invented something that was a sales success but that nobody would be allowed to ever use.

  • Hyperion||

    Hate crime, dude. That's what we're looking for here. It's the crown jewel of the Great Progressive Inquisition.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Absolutely, yes. Happens all the time.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    That's a reply to Rich.

  • Zeb||

    And don't you dare pretend to crush people's heads between your fingers.

  • Killazontherun||

    What kind of people let their kids be the subject of harassment from the police except under the most grievous of circumstances where they actually caused harm? Twenty years ago, the kid would have been facing a week of detention, not arrested and made a criminal. We've allowed the govsec to drag us down to barbarism.

  • Hyperion||

    The boy used a smart phone app that mimics a first person shooter game and allows the user to “shoot” anything the device is aimed at. The boy “shot” several of his classmates and posted the video online

    Are they dead?

    Didn't they mean 'shot some pixels'? Idiots.

  • Paul.||

    charged a 15-year-old boy with terrorizing and interfering with the operation of a school.

    Is 'interfering with the operation of a school' an actual crime? There's a law about that?

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