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Teen Arrested, Suspended for Shooting a Dinosaur (In a Story He Wrote)

The kid was charged with disorderly conduct.

DinosaurWikimedia CommonsNow that summer is over and school is starting up again, it's time for the torrent of ridiculous "zero tolerance" suspensions and arrests to resume.

Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, is wasting no time: A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word "gun" and the rest is history, according to NBC-12:

Stone said in his "status" he wrote a fictional story that involved the words "gun" and "take care of business."

"I killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur, and, then, in the next status I said I bought the gun to take care of the business," Stone said.

Stone says his statements were taken completely out of context.

"I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have "gun" in it. But a pet dinosaur?" said Alex's mother Karen Gray."I mean first of all, we don't have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he's not even old enough to buy 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.

The police arrested Stone and charged him with disorderly conduct. He was also suspended from school for a week.

And just like that, the pop-tart gun suspension has been dethroned as the most absurd zero tolerance story. And it's not even September yet! Well done, Summerville. 

Readers, welcome back to public school.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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  • Matrix||

    Again showing that public school is akin to child abuse.

  • toolkien||

    And let's juxtapose that article from yesterday about the LA cop who said we should all just be cooperative etc etc. When The Kings Men come to fuck with you and are so blase about it, maybe it will take a little lack of cooperation to move the line back a little bit. Sure, some people are simply dickheads, but many times it's going to be this institutionalized fascism in an almost Brazil like fashion for which new lines must be drawn.

  • Alch||

    One day teachers will get arrested for disorderly conduct. Because everything was calm till the teacher over reacted.

  • Al C'PWN||

    I have noticed that teachers and administrators declare whatever they don't like to be disruptive. These folks learn that certain words and phrases have totemic power, and they then brandish those phrases incessantly. The substance of the situation doesn't matter.

    STOP RESISTING!

  • John||

    Read my link below. They suspended the girl for saying "bless you" because the teacher said "none of the God talk in here". Then when her parents raised hell about it, they claimed she yelled it across the room and disrupted the learning environment whatever that is. Yeah, sure she did.

  • Idle Hands||

    In the teacher's defense, the teacher is obviously deaf and retarded.

  • Sevo||

    Yeah, I've noticed that.

  • Al C'PWN||

    Excellent example.

    Per the youth pastor: "This was something that had come up previously in the last few weeks just since the beginning of school and I shared with all of those students what their rights were."

    What kind of teacher allows herself to get sucked into this sort of long-running personal feud? Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but it seems to me that both sides wanted a confrontation. The students wanted to make their valid point (disruptively or not, we'll never know), and the teacher wanted to make an example of somebody. She is ostensibly the adult in this situation, but, she acted like a bully.

  • John||

    And of course maybe the teacher ought to worry about, I don't know, doing her fucking job and teaching the subject rather than worrying about some of her students being (gasp) Christians.

    Of course, it is doubtful she can do her job, so I guess she has to do something. Stupid bitch is too weak of a term for her.

  • black blood||

    How about whorecunt?

  • John||

    That is an insult to whores. No whore is this stupid.

  • croaker||

    Most whores give value for the money they're paid, something that can not be said about this teacher.

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    What do you have against honest, hardworking whores?

  • Ted S.||

    As I like to say in these bullying in the governmnt schools stories, the state is the biggest bully of them all.

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    The State almsot always is.

  • Freddy B||

    "The state is always the biggest bully." FIFY

    I can't think of any other group or individual that's created more starvation, murdered more, stolen more, or deprived more of their liberty.

  • Freddy B||

    Public school teachers and thuggish police are both extensions of state violence.

  • John||

    This is ridiculous. I mean the kid wrote a story. It is not like he did something really bad like telling another student "bless you" after they sneezed.

    http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/.....e-sneezed/

  • tarran||

    In high school, for a creative writing class, I wrote a very disturbing story where a pilot on a cargo plane prepared to murder the rest of the air crew in a way that would look like an accident, and end the story when the last element is put in place ensuring the plan's success.

    I thought it was a fun exercise to write a story about something terrifying where the reader would know what was coming even though the story never actually describes the action.

    It had no bearing on my mental state.

    I shudder to think what would happen if I had penned that story today and submitted it for grading.

  • John||

    I spent most of my youth fantasizing about war and blowing shit up. I would be in prison if I were a child today.

  • black blood||

    I'm thinking about finding all of my drawings of weapons (there are thousands possible) and burning them just in case there's ever a raid on my childhood home...

  • tarran||

    Oh yes, in 8th grade I had a briliant idea for art class. I would draw a skeletonized soldier in a trench to illustrate the horrors of war.

    1) I had no idea that it had been done to the point it was cliched.
    2) My painting sucked.
    3) I think I would have a 33% chance of getting suspended (the corpse was clearly wearing my fanciful notion of an army uniform with a conformal helmet so I think even the art teacher could have figured it out).

    As I write this, I also remember that while I was painting that painting I had what turned out to be my last fight at school, where I launched myself across the table to take a swing at a kid who had been pissing me off all year with his nasty comments. We both got sent to the principal's office where she gave us both a firm lecture about not being idiots. AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED.

  • Freddy B||

    I recall drawing 'red vs black ant wars' with a red pen and black pen. They blew each other up, they had little guns, they rolled boulders on each other, built castles, and burned burned burned from giant flying magnifying lens.

    I can't imagine how long they'd expel me from school today or what kind of meds they'd put me on for envisioning such senseless slaughter.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I wrote a short parody of Star Trek during law school (not for law school, of course) where Spock kills McCoy and causes at least one other death. The killing was just a dark angle to it and wasn't central to anything, but it would probably get me hauled off if I wrote it in high school today.

  • Idle Hands||

    I have fantasies of Wesley Crusher dying interesting and exotic deaths whenever I watch TGN. I should probably just turn myself over to the proper authorities.

  • Pro Libertate||

    My brother and I used to say we'd get rich, buy Paramount, and (this is while TNG was still on) do a two-parter where Wesley is shown to be evil and has to be killed like fifteen different times, each more horrific than the last. At the end of the episode, he's completely erased from time, after which each preceding episode of TNG is reshot and re-released without his character.

  • Restoras||

    Dang that's harsh - have you ever considered that if not for the presence of Wesley on board the Enterprise, there might not be his hot MILF of a mom on board too? That was half the reason I watched the show, plus Data's retarded shenanigans.

  • Idle Hands||

    Ashley Judd was on an episode as well.

  • Restoras||

    I'm ok with making her a TNG unperson.

  • Idle Hands||

    But she is the perfect means test for the hot/crazy line.

  • Ted S.||

    Deanna Troi was Wesley's mom?

  • Stevecsd||

    Ted, not sure if you are being humorous, but Gates McFadden played Wesley Crusher's mother.

  • Pro Libertate||

    With very rare exceptions, kids do not work well in science fiction.

  • Eggs Benedict Cumberbund||

    ...then there is the Friendly Angel.

  • Libertarian||

    You reminded me of a submission I did for our senior literary publication in high school (this was mid 70s). It was a suicide note. Imagine a kid doing that today.

  • croaker||

    Heck, in junior high school I was assigned to write a story about a dead man. I chose to write it as an autopsy report of a suicide.

    Wonder what would happen to me today? For damn sure the teacher would not give out such an assignment.

  • ||

    I got sucked into reading The Executioner series of pulp fiction novels by my scoutmaster when I was 12. So my first Freshman English creative writing paper was a full on terrorist bloodbath littered with F-bombs.

    And I got to read it out loud to the class.

  • Ted S.||

    When I was in sixth grade, I did a book report on Ian Fleming's Doctor No.

  • ||

    Mack Bolan FTW!

    Remo Williams and Doc Savage were also good examples.

    Doc Savage was tamer, (and weirder) than the other two.

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    Doc dates back to the pulps of the 1930s, which tended to one kind of weird, while the '70's paperback pulps did another.

  • PD Scott||

    I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have "gun" in it...

    Funny, I don't understand at all. Is there something wrong with the word? Should we spell it g-n, lest it's incredible power kill or wound us just by looking at it? And how was his conduct disorderly?

  • CE||

    Plus he admitted to poaching an endangered species!

  • pan fried wylie||

    Dinosaurs: endangered species or ENDANGERESTED species?

  • Ranselaer||

    Hey it starts with shooting fantasy pet dinosaurs, but pretty soon those kids are shooting real pet dinos, then free range dinos. We've gotta nip it in the bud.

  • croaker||

    Quote of the day from another source:

    Republicans believe dinosaurs never existed, Democrats believe they still exist.

  • MegaloMonocle||

    Way to totally miss the point, Alex's mother. Jeebus, what a moron. She says "Well, gosh, of course the word "gun" should be prohibited in any form from high school. But dinosaurs? We don't have those any more. We gave them away years ago!"

  • AS||

    I recall that a Pakistani dictator once decreed that the word "pig" should be removed from all dictionaries. May be our government got some helpful advise from such allies.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Nurture their imaginations!

  • Bean Counter||

    Hey!! None of that dangerous talk. If they have imaginations, they might imagine a world with teachers who actually teach and schools whose main purpose is education! Horrors!!

  • Freddy B||

    The right kind of imaginations with windmill farms, bio-fuels, no scarcity, minimum wage, and benevolent government overlords.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    I don't even know what to say anymore. This is just nuts.

    Why, oh, why do people increasingly mistrust the police and other government? It's a mystery.

  • PD Scott||

    We need to crack down on all of societies' ills at once: we need to deputize schoolteachers. They're already unionized, we just need to give them a badge and a piece of paper with "gun" written on it.

    That'll do it.

  • thom||

    Why, oh, why do people increasingly mistrust the police and other government? It's a mystery.

    Right. According to the narrative presented by the school and police, this crossed several desks before they acted on it: the teacher, the principal, and at least one police officer, none of whom managed to take a step back and perform a common sense check.

    We've arrived at a point where no matter how many checks you put in to stop something like this, you just can't do anything about it.

  • Freddy B||

    In their twisted minds this was common sense and the only rational end. The kid needs fixed and cured. The kid is lucky he didn't get shot.

  • croaker||

    And you wonder why I believe anyone who's gotten a D.Ed. in the last twenty years should be placed on the Level 1 Sex Offender Registry?

  • mtrueman||

    "Why, oh, why do people increasingly mistrust the police and other government?"

    And why oh why for that matter do government and police increasingly mistrust people? I think the answer lies in people's increasing mistrust of each other.

  • Idle Hands||

    The only person dumber than the teacher who called the cops in this story are the cops themselves for arresting and charging the kid for disorderly conduct. Furthermore how can someone be arrested for threatening to kill something that no longer exists or is a work of fiction? It's probably a good thing Tom Clancy is dead, because he would probably be tied to terrorism and sent to Guantanamo Bay.

  • John||

    Yeah. I suppose it would be too much to ask for the cops to tell the school to go fuck themselves and call back when they have an actual crime to report.

  • Invisible Finger||

    ^This.

    Police bitch and moan like crazy about domestic calls where the whole problem is Junior won't brush his teeth. They tell the mother it's not their job and leave.

    Public school makes every one in it stupid.

  • Root Boy||

    Yeah, our public servant masters are always bitching and moaning about not having the "resources" to deal with all the things they have to do (even though crime is down almost everywhere).

    I guess we can't ask them to deal with real crime instead of this fantasy world public educators are creating.

  • Freddy B||

    But the police want the authority, they want to lecture little Johnny about their version of right and wrong. They want to fill the jails. They want to charge people with crimes. The more we feed them, the more they grow in power. If there are too many calls, the natural solution is to hire more police. It's not even a viscous circle, it's some sort of exponentially increasing feedback loop.

  • ||

    All while having GUNS.

    For me but not for thee.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    No, Clancy's heroes were all agents of the state, therefore they are clean and pure, even when they are murdering drug dealers or torturing prisoners. They are shinning examples to us all and will hopefully continue to inspire the youth of the nation towards the noble sacrifices of public service.

  • WTF||

    The fucking cops should be sued for false arrest. Writing fiction about killing a dinosaur fails the 'reasonable person' test for 'disorderly conduct'.

  • Freddy B||

    If this were a free society and free market schools, that teacher would find herself without enough students to keep teaching.

  • croaker||

    Actually, Tom Clancy was pretty much the only author who had written about a terrorism attack by airplane that WASN'T dragged in for questioning by the FBI.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That fucking neighbor better have been arrested for the unlicensed exotic animal.

  • Pro Libertate||

    GMD!

  • Idle Hands||

    They probably tried the neighbor just released it into the everglades or flushed in down the toilet.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You just know there's an unlicensed dinosaur roaming around down there, eating pythons.

  • Idle Hands||

    life finds a way.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I really like the science books written by the guy Ian Malcolm was based on--Heinz Pagels. True to character, he died in a climbing accident many years ago. His widow is a fairly well-known author (on religion) in her own right.

  • John||

    They arrested him for "disorderly conduct"? Basically the cops can arrest you for anything. The charge will never go anywhere of course. But they made their point. It is about time the public start making theirs.

  • CE||

    Time for the parents to pull the kid out of school and move out of town. One less unit of federal matching funds for the school.

  • John||

    That isn't good enough. You know what might work though, other than burning the principal's house down of course, the entire town holding their kids out of school for a day or two in protest. The schools get their funding based on total number of student attended days. If they had even a day let alone two with an eighty or ninety percent absentee rate, they would have a fucking stroke. They would whine like stuck pigs and demand the Governor call out the national guard but I guarantee you no principle in that district would ever pull a stunt like this again. Money talks.

  • Libertarian||

    I like the way you think.

  • Invisible Finger||

    Based on the earlier articles, 83% of Americans are so fucking stupid they probably agree with the arrest and suspension.

  • Ted S.||

    83% of regular Americans, or 83% of millennials?

  • croaker||

    The 83% that believe there should be a law against letting your 8 year old play in a playground unsupervised.

  • Ted S.||

    Principals before principles? ;-)

  • Freddy B||

    Very good. It's an ideal application of a peaceful protest.

    Peaceful that is until the State decides force is needed.

  • croaker||

  • Freddy B||

    Wow 2,700 MRAP for Homeland Security. Ridiculous. The old phrase is follow the money, today it's follow the ammunition and armored vehicles if you want to know the truth. And yet most people are sleeping right through the military build up against American Citizens by the Federal Government.

    I'm afraid I'll never be a prepper though. I'd like to think when the time comes I'll be Tank Man and stand up peacefully and with resolve to stare down the tyranny. Maybe its not the legacy everyone would choose, but if it has to be then I hope that's mine.

  • black blood||

    I just hope it wasn't a black dinosaur. Wouldn't want to add that mandatory 5 years to his sentence...

  • CE||

    I have zero tolerance for public schools.

  • nuffcedmcgreevey||

    Shooting the neighbor's pet is the cops' business!

  • tarran||

    My son is turning into a huge gamer who loves first person shooters (and is scarily knowledgable about World War II squad level infantry tactics).

    Invariably when we chat about his day, he will tell some funny story about some gaming action where what's happening is pretty horrific. I wonder if I will be called to the school when he starts submitting essays.

  • John||

    Your son is just a terrorist in training. Didn't you know that?

  • tarran||

    When he was in 4th grade, he was reading a science book and got very excited and started drawing in his sketch book.

    Three hours later he announced to me that we were going to be rich: he had invented a new bomb that he was going to sell to the government for billions of dollars. He showed me the design. It was a fucking neutron bomb. And, it was scary how many of the engineering problems he had anticipated and developed a solution to. He had the fusing system, the fuel, the geometry to get it critical without producing a big blast, the whole shebang.

    Naturally, I crushed his dreams by informing him that that specific type of bomb had been outlawed back in the 1970's.

    Dinner table conversation at the tarran household can get occasionally very weird....

  • Matrix||

    Your son is Sheldon Cooper?

  • ||

    "...that specific type of bomb had been . outlawed back in the 1970's."

    Yeah, that move destroyed my nascent building disguise business. I'm still bitter.

  • black blood||

    I'm just freaked out for the thought police. My sister and brother in law have taught their children that two men cannot actually be married (they are very conservative).

    They are afraid that there will come a time that one of their kids will say something at school like "Suzy's daddies aren't married, only a boy and a girl can get married" and have their kids hauled off.

  • John||

    I have no doubt CPS will consider that a reason to put them in foster care, if they don't already do in some places.

  • Restoras||

    scarily knowledgable about World War II squad level infantry tactics

    Sounds like he's been playing the Brothers in Arms series?

  • Voros McCracken||

    Jesus, my memory is failing me. It seems like one of the amendments covers this, I just can't seem to remember which one.

  • black blood||

    But your forgetting this is a public school...Oh wait...

  • John||

    At best that gives them a right to suspend him. It does not however give the cops a right to arrest him.

  • Tim||

    You know they'll try to force the kid to plead guilty in exchange for re education.

  • John||

    They will quietly drop the charge. They are happy to send the message that they can arrest you and fuck with you any time they like. There is no reason to have a trial. The point has been made.

  • Idle Hands||

    If a prosecutor brought this to trial into my hypothetical court he would be immediately disbarred.

  • croaker||

    Unfortunately judges can't disbar, but in MY court this yardbird would be spending the next 180 days eating prison food and getting bent over a bunk.

    And after if he's not VERY abject in his apology to the bench he'll get another 180 days.

  • BardMetal||

    The real question is what will the kid learn from this? Will he learn that government officials shouldn't ever be trusted? Or will he learn just to obey?

  • Tim||

    It will be: " Sure, a jury might find you not guilty but if the they do find you guilty you will go live in a State selected foster home, to be sexually abused and beaten by alcoholics."

  • black blood||

    What I meant was it's part of the government so you should be availed of all of your constitutional rights.

  • John||

    I know. I was just being a smart ass.

  • Tim||

    It's a good thing that only trained and well educated people can become teachers. If we left these matters to ordinary people imagine the chaos that would ensue.

  • black blood||

    I'm always tickled when I think about the fact that my father, who has been an English professor since 1965, is not able to teach high school English because you need a gay little license.

  • ||

    the kid should just turn to the teacher and say "I learned it from you!" and then the cops should SWAT raid her house looking for the word gun in print.

  • black blood||

    Awesome

  • Tim||

    Kid should just cell phone video her smoking a joint in her car or getting it on with Mr. Smith the shop teacher and facebook it.

  • Christophe||

    That'll get him in more trouble.
    But he'll leave school a hero.

  • Tim||

    "That fucking neighbor better have been arrested for the unlicensed exotic animal."

    AKA " The Flintstone Defense"

  • Sevo||

    Well, he should be! Those dinos are endangered!

  • BardMetal||

    Wow I used to draw scenes in art class depicting various battle scenes, weapons, warriors, and dinosaurs. Nowadays I would be sent to therapy.

    Speaking of therapy I wonder if there is any long term psychological harm in constantly telling boys that whats in their nature (fantasizing about being some type of warrior, soldier, superhero whatever)is wrong?

  • Restoras||

    is any long term psychological harm in constantly telling boys that whats in their nature (fantasizing about being some type of warrior, soldier, superhero whatever)is wrong?

    Well, you get Fight Club?

  • John||

    Sugar Free please pick up the white courtesy phone.

    I’m a straight woman married to a woman. It hasn’t been easy.
    My husband became a woman and our marriage is stronger than ever.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....tid=pm_pop

  • black blood||

    Holy shit that man is an ugly woman! #phrases that would have made absolutely no sense 20 years ago

  • John||

    And if your spouse changes sexes and you still have sex with them, I am pretty sure you are no longer straight.

  • black blood||

    Can you even change sexes? I mean this is a gender question right? And is it gay to be sexually attracted to a person who has the opposite sex but the same gender

    #concepts that would have been utterly absurd 20 years ago.

  • John||

    No you can't. But you can change your parts. If my wife had a penis installed and I still wanted to have sex with her, could I really call myself straight? Are guys who go to tranny hookers straight?

  • black blood||

    This is the metaphysical conundrum of the century. I think I may have to change my field to LGBTQ metaphysics. There are so many unanswered questions!!!

    #concepts that would have been utterly meaningless 20 years ago

  • John||

    You kid but how to deal with trannies is the source of some of the most vicious conflicts among the professional butt hurt community.

    Butt hurt feminists claim gender is a social construct forced on them by the patriarchy. Trannies claim gender is inborn trait. How you can have an inborn trait that is completely the opposite of your actual genetic makeup is just one of those bourgeois mansplaining questions only a tea bagging racist sisintolerant monster like me would ask. Regardless, you can't square the two positions and it is a problem.

  • Root Boy||

    Been reading about the Trannies vs. Feminist food fights?

  • Freddy B||

    Agree its conundrum for their own infighting. Not sure anarcho-capitalist, libertarian, or even anyone remotely pro-liberty has a dog in that fight.

    A feminist asking for societal change is fine. A feminist demanding government to weight the scales is not fine.

    A tranny asking for societal acceptance is fine. A tranny demanding government to weight the scales is not fine.

  • Florida Man||

    I don't think they do have sex anymore. The hormones killed his libido so they hold hands instead. Id shoot myself in the damn brain if I had to give up sex.

  • John||

    Yeah, but I would get a new wife before I shot myself.

  • Idle Hands||

    But you are the only stabilizing force in Florida Women's life, her python to your alligator.

  • Florida Man||

    I believe I'm the python.
    /wink-wink

    Although putting my python in an alligators mouth is a some what disturbing yet arousing image. Anyone else feeling sexy?

  • Otisjay||

    Does anyone want to meet the Captain?

  • Jan S.||

    They don't seem to be having sex:

    We focus on non-sexual ways of expressing love — cuddling, gentle caresses, holding hands. These interactions became more critical to our relationship than frequent sexual expression.

  • Idle Hands||

    That is the gayest part of the article.

  • John||

    Yeah it really is. That is so gay even gays are appalled by it. That is more gay than Episiarch.

  • toolkien||

    John Lithgow, The World According To Garp.

    That is all.

  • Ted S.||

    I think she means "stranger", not "stronger".

  • cavalier973||

    The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. intelligent public school teachers.

  • JEP||

    I spent a year in high school working for the literary magazine. We had to read every single submission. One of my friends wrote one of the craziest stories I've ever read. It had to be drug induced. The one detail that sticks in my mind is some girl using a Michael Jackson cassette tape as a contraceptive.

    Little known JEP trivia: I had a poem published, inspired by a painting. That's right, beneath this rough, free market exterior a soft ocean of 'the feels' shyly lurks, just waiting to be discovered.

  • John||

    We won't mention that the painting was on velvet and of the then reigning Penthouse Pet of the Year. You big lug.

  • Ted S.||

    As opposed to a Barry White tape, which would be an aphrodisiac.

  • RBS||

    I don't know if it was mentioned, but this happened on the SECOND FUCKING DAY of school.

  • Dread Pirate Roberts||

    So that means that Officer Go Fuck Yourself, Ferguson PD will be arrested and charged?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AFia3Uo0TQ

  • Libertarian||

    There HAS to be more to this story. There HAS to be.

  • RBS||

    There was a time when I might agree.

  • RBS||

    I wrote a story in HS about my mom getting remarried to one of my dad's good friends (true story) the ensuing awkwardness and my general WTF feelings about it all. I pretty much made up the awkward parts... until my teacher read it to my mom and dad during some parent's weekend bs.

  • John||

    So your mom really did run off with one of your dad's friends or was that just in the story?

  • RBS||

    I wouldn't say ran off, they had been divorced for several years by then. I just made up some awkward situations after. Then it really was awkward because for about 3 years that's all they wanted to talk about.

  • John||

    You would have thought your teacher would have had the sense not to read the story to them.

  • Restoras||

    I think we all know by now that the words 'teacher' and 'sense' don't go together, unless you are being sarcastic.

  • Free Society||

    "teacher would have the sense to..." lol

  • A Frayed Knot||

    Boom Boom Ack-a-lacka-lacka-boom

  • ||

    Put down the monkey skull!

  • Brandon||

    "I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have "gun" in it.

    How could you understand that? The word "gun" is not dangerous.

  • RBS||

    "gun"

    faints

  • John||

    Don't make a move I have a gub

  • Invisible Finger||

    No doubt about it - writing assignments should require trigger warnings.

  • Free Society||

    But that would require mentioning a gun component.

  • Jan S.||

    And a lot shorter than "object that emits deadly, high-velocity projectiles."

  • John||

    What do you want to bet the kid could have used the term "carbine" or "potato digger" and the dumb bitch wouldn't have caught it?

  • Invisible Finger||

    He was also suspended from school for a week.

    Why aren't more kids doing this? Shit, in my day, you actually had to do serious harm to a person or property to get suspended. Now it's fuckin' child's play!

  • PD Scott||

    But, but, your permanent record!

  • croaker||

    Permanent record don't mean shit when the idiots that fucked with your permanent record are now paying for your college education.

  • Loki||

    "I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have "gun" ..." said Alex's mother Karen Gray.

    Really? You could understand that? That right there, is part of the problem.

  • Vulgar Madman||

    Thank god ray bradbury and l. Sprague de camp are dead.

  • Freddy B||

    It's about time there are consequences for writing about yucky stuff. I hope I live to see the book burnings and writers sent to reeducation camps.

  • ||

    This is exactly the problem with the seemingly sound notion that teaching gun safety in the public schools would work. The low-functioning faculties are not equal to the task.
    This would have been the case in the mid 20th century too but back then the reaction to firearms was not quite so phobic. For instance, The Eli Whitney Jr. and Colt factories were the prime movers in developing interchangeable parts and assembly line production, the development of consistent mass production of steel-key elements of the industrial revolution. We actually learned about these things in school along with elements of history where firearms played a central part- The pony express, the shift in power between native americans and settlers.

  • HolgerDanske||

    I'm sure the NRA would happily expand the Eddie Eagle program to teach more in depth gun safety and how firearms actually work to older kids.

    If anyone actually wanted it, that is.

  • croaker||

    This kid is going to have his PhD paid for by the taxpayers. Nice work trolling the man.

  • Response||

    If he had said he was Muslim and killed the non-Muslim neighbor's pet, it would have been ok.

  • bondservant4JesusChrist||

    This is gonna happen more and more. "Do not be surprised, brothers,c that the world hates you." (the Bible says of Christians) It's sad it's happening so fast, though. :(

  • bondservant4JesusChrist||

    Oops. I was talking about the girl who was suspended for saying, "Bless you," in class. I posted on wrong story. Sorry.

  • Geekoid||

    "arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur."
    False.
    The police searched his locker, and then he threw a tantrum and caused a disturbance.
    There are other issues here, but like all these stories there is more to it.
    Had he not thrown a fit when his locker was searched, he would not have been suspended.

  • Vulgar Madman||

    Serves him him right for not behaving like a slave!

  • Tony||

    In like 5th grade we were given a project to write a sequel to Jurassic Park. I am pretty sure they all had guns shooting at dinosaurs.

  • Buckwheat||

    He should have called it a "homophobic dinosaur" or, better still, "transphobic." Then he would have received a pat on the back and extra credit.

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  • Rhodes||

    So if this kid had written he poisoned the dinosaur, or stabbed it, or if he had nuked some other mythical creature it would have been ok??? How is this something that matters? GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN, GUN,

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