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High-school kid arrested for writing about shooting a dinosaur

 
High-school kid arrested for writing about shooting a dinosaur
Posted August 21st, 2014 @ 3:41pm by Eric Owens

It’s only August, but an overzealous teacher and some overzealous cops have already landed a high school student in serious trouble for having — or, in this case, merely imagining — something that represents a weapon, but isn’t actually anything remotely like a real weapon.

The student, 16-year-old Alex Stone, was busted after he wrote about using a gun to kill a dinosaur earlier this week.

Stone, who attends Summerville High School in a distant suburb of Charleston, S.C., found himself both suspended and arrested after he completed a required class assignment, Charleston CBS affiliate WCSC reports.

For the introductory assignment, Stone’s teacher asked him and his classmates to write something about themselves and their current status — like something you might write on Facebook.

Stone decided to write a fictional story wherein he slew a dinosaur. He used the word “gun.” He used the words “take care of business” as well.

“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,” the blond, baby-faced teenager told WCSC.

The teacher apparently failed to understand that he was writing a fictional account about killing a species of animal that went extinct about 65 million years ago.

Read more: the Daily Caller

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