Sunday, March 06, 2005

How About You Do Some Time For Your Creativity?

Apparently, the mention of zombie will get you thrown in the can.

William Poole, high school student in Lexington, Kentucky was arrested for writing a short story for his English class about zombies overtaking a school. This short item doesn't say what the charges were, but the headline states he was "arrested for terroristic threatening." It must have been a pretty scary story, as the judge jacked up the kid's bond from one to five thousand dollars.

Investigators say they discovered materials at Poole's home that outline possible acts of violence aimed at students, teachers, and police. Poole claims that what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police was a short story he wrote for English class.

"My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. I made it up." Even so, police say the nature of the story makes it a felony. "Anytime you make any threat or possess matter involving a school or function it's a felony in the state of Kentucky," said detective Steven Caudill.
Poole is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. It's clear the writings were taken out of context, a byproduct of the 9/11 & Colombine tragedies.

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