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SC Kid Arrested For Wishing Death To Dinosaur

“ZERO TOLERANCE” ABSURDITY IN SUMMERVILLE …  Another day, another example of South Carolina law enforcement going off the deep end in their definition of “disorderly conduct.” Last week North Augusta cops arrested a woman for using profanity around her children.  This week?  Sixteen-year-old Alex Stone was arrested by police in…

“ZERO TOLERANCE” ABSURDITY IN SUMMERVILLE … 

Another day, another example of South Carolina law enforcement going off the deep end in their definition of “disorderly conduct.”

Last week North Augusta cops arrested a woman for using profanity around her children.  This week?  Sixteen-year-old Alex Stone was arrested by police in Summerville, S.C. for wishing death to his pet dinosaur.

And no, Stone’s house isn’t some penny-ante Jurassic Park.   He doesn’t have a dinosaur .  You know … because dinosaurs don’t exist .

According to WCSC TV 5 (CBS – Charleston S.C.), Stone and his classmates at Summerville High School were instructed by their teacher to compose a brief, Facebook-style post about themselves.

Stone wrote about using a gun to kill his pet dinosaur – which resulted in him being suspended from school for one week and arrested by local authorities for disorderly conduct.  Stone’s book bag and locker were also searched.

All of this happened prior to parental notification, too …

Not surprisingly, South Carolina is once again finding itself in the national spotlight … for all the wrong reasons.

According to Reason.com, Stone’s arrest is the nation’s “most absurd zero tolerance story.”  Ever.

“And it’s not even September yet! Well done, Summerville,” the website noted.  “Readers, welcome back to public school.”

UPDATE:

Stone’s attorney, David Aylor, has issued a statement on his suspension and arrest.  In the statement, Aylor refers to the schools reaction as “a perfect example of ‘political correctness’ that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense.”

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93 comments

liz August 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

and we wonder why kids go nuts and shoot up their school – jeez. what ever happened to letting parents be parents? and as for the woman in N Augusta…I hate seeing that in public, but it’s not against the law.

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davis mcclam August 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

The dinosaur around here is the public school system.

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Smirks August 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

Killing your pet dinosaur? Poor Dino.

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GrandTango August 21, 2014 at 10:05 am

Let Liberals have your schools (and your kids) and this is what they’ll do.

And EACH VOTE for a Liberal-Tarian (Ervin, Ravenel, French) is a vote for a Liberal.

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Nölff August 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

What’s your opinion on dinosaurs?

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Goobersmacker August 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

It’s obvious that you’re immune from the effects of schooling.

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LD August 21, 2014 at 10:53 am

Republicans have issues with killing imaginary evils– like voter fraud, dinosaurs, reducing the military, etc. I would bet it was an uptight Tea Partier that made the call on the suspension. Liberals could care less about such nonsense.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Public school officials who get their panties in a wad because someone used the word “gun” in a sentence…conservative Republicans?

Nice try.

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LD August 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm

It is the conservative Republican that has no ability to reason in a situation like this. It is either black or white, no room for reasonableness.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmm..ok.

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

“…Liberals could care less about such nonsense…”
You obviously don’t know any liberals, or you aren’t paying attention to the drivel they spout.

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LD August 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

But I know plenty of asshole Republicans. Those that have made their money off those on welfare and other programs and have the gall to complain about government handouts.

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Tazmaniac August 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm

That will teach those selfish parents for not aborting their special needs kids! That program was twisted Libs making lemonade out of lemons, sickening.

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Deo Vindice SC August 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

a fragger either way

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Tazmaniac August 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

So I guess an essay on the neighbor’s cats is out of the question?

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

It would be if I wrote it – the only thing cats are good for is target practice.

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EJB August 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Lady once asked me if I wanted a free kitten, I said sure the dogs were hungry.

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I still remember the comment from a very smart chemist I know: “The only thing dumber than dogs are dog owners.”

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shifty henry August 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm

The dog kept in the kennel barks at his fleas, but the dog in the hunt doesn’t feel them. (old saying)

shifty henry August 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm

What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?
—–
A cat has its claws at the end of its paws, a comma its pause at the end of a clause.

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Gramps Shit Himself August 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I’d rather shoot old men.

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Bring it

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Gramps Shit Himself August 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Sure thing…where ya want to meet? I know you old fucks love a good buffet. Cracker Barrell?

Deo Vindice SC August 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

as long as it’s toast.

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Big T’s back yard, I’ll bring my musket…

Gramps Shit Himself August 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Good one, sir! We better be careful BigT doesn’t trip over the garden hose and place himself in the line of fire.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm

We better be careful BigT doesn’t trip over the garden hose and place himself in the line of fire.

You say that like it would be a bad thing…

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

I know you old fucks love a good buffet. Cracker Barrell?

Cracker Barrell isn’t a buffet.

Deo Vindice SC August 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

A fragger, plain and simple.

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

When they’re dead, they make good pencil sharpeners.

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

Puff the magic dragon lived by the lake

Until I got tired of feeding him and killed him with a rake

Little Jackie Paper hated his ass too

He helped me hide the body in a vat of industrial goo

Puff the magic dragon once lived down by the lake

We collected all his welfare checks but it was all a fake

Dragons don’t live forever, not when hit with a rake

But the welfare checks keep coming and we’re still on the
take….

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lmao! August 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

Bravo!

Btw, what did you do with Puff’s weed?

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

What do you think the rake was for – that and Paraquat…

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lmao! August 21, 2014 at 11:57 am

Boooooo!!!!! Hiss!!!!!

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

You do realize that the song is about the loss of innocence and has absolutely nothing to do with pot? if it were about pot the first line would go something like this:

Puff the Magic Dragon, wow man dragons…what were we talking about, hey, quit bogarting the brownies…

lmao! August 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

There’s the meaning of the writer, than there’s the meaning of those that take said art in, which is the beauty of art itself.

lmao! August 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

I see you edited some more after my post:

“Puff the Magic Dragon, wow man dragons…what were we talking about, hey, quit bogarting the brownies…”

So Colonel, are you speaking from experience?

“I don’t care if you smoke it, I’d just like to see it regulated and taxed.”

How very kind of you.

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm

I never smoked but I used to ride to cross country meets with 4-5 guys who did in a Microbus no less. I heard some of the stupidest conversations as we rode around Atlanta from meet to meet – the really funny thing is they thought they were being so erudite. On the long rides I thought they were too – from the contact high…

E Norma Scok August 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Wait a second…you went on cross country van rides with stoners but you didn’t participate in getting stoned?
That’s kinda weird, isn’t it?

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Not cross country tours, I was on the cross country team (in high school) we rode to meets in our own cars, my ’69 Impala got about 10 miles to the gallon so I almost never drove (that and the fact that I wouldn’t let them smoke in my car). Was it kind of weird, probably, I was one of two guys on that team who didn’t partake, the swim team only had a couple of stoners on it.

I was slow enough as it was, figured I didn’t need any help going slower.

EJB August 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

was it chartreuse? (the Microbus)

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Rattle can baby blue.

CorruptionInColumbia August 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Probably not. He said there were “4-5” of them, not eleven.
:-)

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 21, 2014 at 6:49 pm

C. J. McCall, FTW!

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:16 pm
Soft Sigh from Hell August 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Who can stand being around even plain drunks not drunk?

“Alcohol makes other people more interesting,” as someone once said.

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

My wife when out on for a bachelorette with a bunch of other older women, I wound up being their designated driver, obnoxiously drunk women have to be the most annoying things on earth

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

..until they take their clothes off

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Happened, then it really gets bad, I (fortunately) wasn’t married to her, it took me five minutes to corral her and get her back in the van, unfortunately she passed out fortunately, since she was starkers I was able to carry her like a six pack…

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm

The idea is to destroy everyone’s ability to engage in critical thought – reducing everything to absurdity so no one feels like a barefoot country cousin… like the Republican Party Platform..

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

taxed.
—–
taxed?

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Sure, why not?

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:28 pm

I was kinda hoping we could all get along,… you know, marijuana hedges, window planters, backyard hanging gardens… (I just had a flash of hemp rope tightening around the warmonger’s necks)

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm

No worries, grow your own for free.

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

..so high I was hunting pigeons with a rake…

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Robert Dinero August 23, 2014 at 2:57 am

Lmao! – what are you talking about Faulker, the song not about marijuna, it’s about a boy and his dragon?

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Deo Vindice SC August 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

by the sea, fragger.

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Sea doesn’t rhyme with rake – never question artistic (or in this case autistic) license

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CorruptionInColumbia August 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

My favorite “Puff The Magic Dragon” clip (out of the old John Wayne movie, “The Green Berets”):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQRGuX_a5Fg

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm

That whole movie was filmed in the training areas at Fort Benning. Back in the old days, the mech infantry week “final battle” took place on the site of Camp A-103. Truly hokey movie but I own a copy and Will sit and watch it every time it comes on.

My uncle was a crew member on a Puff, he claimed that he used a snow shovel to clear the brass away from the guns during fire missions, those were probably the only snow shovels in all of Vietnam.

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 21, 2014 at 8:09 pm

We always have all the impressive gadgets, and still “they” win.

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euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

It’s like abortion and gay sex – if you win, your platform is gone.

The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

See my comment about one hand tied behind our backs and the other in our pocket.

euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

a little bird
was perched upon
my window sill
I lured him to me
with crusts of bread

and.then.I.crushed.
his.fucking.head

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The Colonel August 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm

The moral of
The story is clear
To get some head
You need some bread

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dantheman08822 August 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

It’s not the most absurd zero-tolerance story ever. That title belongs to one where a “teacher” sent a girl to the principal’s office for saying “bless you” in response to someone sneezing. I’d have used a different two-word phrase ending with the word “you” to that imbecilic educratic fool.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Guns don’t kill dinosaurs.
Astroid strikes do.

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Bible Thumper August 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Not if it’s purple.

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Tazmaniac August 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

I pretty sure those guys would be expelled.

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Mike at the Beach August 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

How long before Lee Bright introduces an asteroid control bill?

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euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

He looks like he has a bad case of asteroids.

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euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

reality is like a parachute, when you don’t need it, you don’t miss it.

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E Norma Scok August 21, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I’ve listened to Charleston talk radio and have always wondered..why do all three of you (or four, if you want to count Rocky D) continually repeat everything?
Other, syndicated talk radio does not. On a 30 minute ride into work between you and that yankee hack Tara Servatious, I can hear the same thing repeated 3 or 4 or 5 times, with nothing new entered into the discussion.

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E Norma Scok August 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

That kid should be expelled for his haircut.

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Everybody walk the dinosaur August 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I suppose he should have plead the 5th on that assignment. On the bright side, I believe the school district and/or police will now be funding his college.

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CorruptionInColumbia August 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Hopefully BOTH, and also hopefully, out of their OWN pockets, not the taxpayers’!

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CorruptionInColumbia August 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I have had friends who worked as School Resource Officers and I really did wonder what it was like for them having to do that job. Most seemed happy doing the job, partly because of near normal working hours where they could be home with their families. One guy in particular, was very level-headed, sensible, and fun to hang out with, and I always wondered how he dealt with this kind of fucktardery when he encountered it, or if he was somehow blessed with a really great Karma and somehow managed to sidestep this kind of thing.

I talked at length with one guy who was an SRO and he carried around a Personal Digital Assistant or like device, furnished by the school, in which was kept photos of kids he had on-the-job encounters with for such heinous offenses as dress code violations and the like. It had tabulations on the number of such offenses, dates, times, and nature of offenses and what the next offense’s punishment would be, if there was one. Trying to be polite, it was all I could do to keep from asking how he kept from bursting out laughing when he shaved in the mornings and had to look at himself in the mirror.

I really hope these dumbass teachers and cops involved in this lunacy are personally on the receiving in of a court judgment which takes their personal finances down a few notches, and their careers suffer as well. As someone else noted earlier, I have long felt that it is no wonder we have kids flipping out and doing a lot of the stupid shit they do in schools because they cannot be kids, anymore.

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Tazmaniac August 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

About the only positive note is it seems like they didn’t try having sex with the kid or the dinosaur. This is some real important crap they accomplished, no telling how much mayhem happened while they were busy grilling this kid.

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CorruptionInColumbia August 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

“About the only positive note is it seems like they didn’t try having sex with the kid or the dinosaur.”

Thank goodness for small mercies.

Wait a minute, I believe they did. If this didn’t fuck with the kids mind (as well as the minds of those reading about it), nothing will.

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Tazmaniac August 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm

More teachers are being arrested because they rather be the meat between two slices of boy and dinosaur. The education system sure seems to attract mentally unstable and needy people. now that I think about it, the teach might have been upset that the kid was planning on taking out a third of the threesome.

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euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I wonder what the offspring of that awful union is going to look like.

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” — Mark Twain

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euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

…so they could practice.

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euwe max August 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm

When I daydream, it’s of Republicans burning in hell… is that so wrong?

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EJB August 22, 2014 at 6:52 am

Not at all, of course I think of the four trees in the old Tarzan movies when I see your name ;-)

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euwe max August 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Euwe was only 10 at the time… but that’s when he played in his first tournament – won every game. Did you know he beat Fischer?

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Reminisce Hood August 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Everyone thinks he was arrested because he was going to kill his pet dinosaur but what you don’t know is this is the Quote straight from the A$$ mouth.

Stone said he and his classmates were told in class to write a few sentences about themselves, and a “status” as if it was a Facebook page. 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.

Anyone in their right mind would never use the word “GUN” and to “TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS” In a school setting. The teacher had every right to contact the Admin and the Admin had every right to contact the Police and the Police had every right to check his locker and Book bag. Stone wasn’t arrested because of what he wrote, he was arrested for his behavior when he was being question. Stone has had run ins with the Police before, he was been on Probation and his mother Karen Grey has lost control over both of her son. Don’t let this 16 year punk make you think he was done wrong in any way.

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Reminisce Hood August 21, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Everyone thinks he was arrested because he was going to kill his pet dinosaur but what you don’t know is this is the Quote straight from the A$$ mouth.

Stone said he and his classmates were told in class to write a few sentences about themselves, and a “status” as if it was a Facebook page. 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.

Anyone in their right mind would never use the word “GUN” and to “TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS” In a school setting. The teacher had every right to contact the Admin and the Admin had every right to contact the Police and the Police had every right to check his locker and Book bag. Stone wasn’t arrested because of what he wrote, he was arrested for his behavior when he was being question. Stone has had run ins with the Police before, he was been on Probation and his mother Karen Grey has lost control over both of her son. Don’t let this 16 year punk make you think he was done wrong in any way.

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EJB August 22, 2014 at 6:51 am

You are scared of your own shadow aren’t you?

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Smirks August 22, 2014 at 8:27 am

Anyone in their right mind would never use the word “GUN” and to “TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS” In a school setting.

What the hell kind of school did you go to?

Context matters a lot. A guy saying he killed kittens or puppies or anything that is actually living (except maybe hunting) might warrant a response, but something that doesn’t even exist anymore? The kid was trying to be funny.

The next thing you know people will be arrested for carrying around their English books because it has Beowulf killing Grendel in it.

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RogueElephant August 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Another faceless soulless bureaucrat. “just doing his job.” No thinking, no feeling, no reasoning. Just “following orders”. Typical Govt. school. Typical cops. No one in govt. is allowed to think. I miss the USA of my younger years. We used to carry our deer rifles in a rack behind the seat of our pickup for use after school. I hope his parents get a good lawyer so the kid’s college is paid for as well as any other family members..

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Bryan Wqsc Crabtree August 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

I learned this morning on my radio show from the boy’s attorney that he had a learning disability. This fact makes this story even worse (here was the interview): http://www.thebryancrabtreeshow.com/shs-student-arrested-for-mock-shooting-pet-dinosaur-has-a-learning-disability/

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