Student Arrested For Terroristic Threatening Says Incident A Misunderstanding:
I was actually going to pass on this story but I got a request from new reader Alyric. And I am nothing without my readers. So on with the show…
What happened is a high school kid in Kentucky was arrested for making terroristic threats against students, teachers, and police. He says that it’s all a big misunderstanding and that the writings that were found that the charges were based on were a work of fiction about zombies…
“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. I’ve been working on one of my short stories, (and) the short story they found was about zombies. Yes, it did say a high school. It was about a high school over ran by zombies.”
On the surface, it seems like local police may have over-reacted. But hold on one second there. The police state something different altogether…
The arrest came after a tip from a family member that Pool was trying to “recruit a gang to take over the school,” Detective Berl Perdue said.
“He didn’t have a gang, but he was attempting to organize one,” Perdue said.
Police said writings in which Poole tried to persuade other students to take part in the takeover were found.
Sarcasmo put it best…
I should say – in all fairness – I have not read the story in question – and it may be that he has, in fact, written a story that is obviously about his attacking his classmates and teachers using a complex metaphor system a la Animal Farm – or by changing the name of “Mr. Smith, the English teacher” to “Mr. Smoth, the English teacher” – but that’s not the feeling I got from the news story.
So without reading the actual writings, I can not honestly give an opinion one way or the other on this. However, in too many instances where kids have been arrested in plotting to bomb or shoot their school, they claim it was just fantasy and that’s usually after the weapons and explosives have been found. I’d rather err on the side of caution than end up with a bloodbath.
2 thoughts on “Kentucky Zombies”
I wouldn’t call it paranoia if the concern is warranted.
DAMMIT. I was gonna post this.I would like to see what he really wrote. Maybe he is an asshat, or maybe we are all getting a bit paranoid.