It’s no secret that making threats on social media can lead to repercussions outside of the Internet, but common sense generally prevails when it comes to determining which threats are legitimate and which ones aren’t. For example, if tomorrow I made my Facebook status “I’m going to steal the Declaration of Independence and sell it to Martians,” 0 fucks would be given. The same goes for “I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur, I bought the gun to take care of the business,” since dinosaurs don’t exist and that’s dumb…except one South Carolina school actually took it seriously.
A Summerville High School student who says he was arrested and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun in a class assignment has hired a lawyer.
Attorney David Aylor, who is representing 16-year-old Alex Stone, said his client’s arrest over a creative writing assignment on Tuesday was “completely absurd,” and is seeking to appeal the suspension and “proceed with the legal issues of [Stone’s] arrest.”
“This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness’ that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense,” Aylor said in a statement released on Thursday.”Students were asked to write about themselves and a creative Facebook status update – just days into the new school year – and my client was arrested and suspended after a school assignment…”
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…
Summerville police officials say Stone’s book bag and locker were searched on Tuesday, and a gun was not found…
According to Gray, Stone was suspended for the rest of the week.
Yep, writing stupid shit about killing dinosaurs will even get you into trouble now. Let’s all collectively take a moment to wonder how humanity got to this point, sigh, then go back to our sad lives.