Er, I don't know the facts, but I have a hunch that the kid is telling the truth in this Kentucky story: (SEE UPDATE BELOW)*
A George Rogers Clark High School junior arrested Tuesday for making terrorist threats told LEX 18 News Thursday that the "writings" that got him arrested are being taken out of context.
Winchester police say William Poole, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday morning. Investigators say they discovered materials at Poole's home that outline possible acts of violence aimed at students, teachers, and police.
Poole told LEX 18 that the whole incident is a big misunderstanding. He 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. 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."
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 Winchester Police detective Steven Caudill....
Poole is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.
Up on felony charges. For a story about zombies.
(I don't see anything in the story that says the cops found anything resembling a Columbine-style arsenal.)
Ah, but maybe I'm just being a liberal. Maybe I don't fully appreciate the true nature of the threat.
Maybe the story was about Islamosfascist zombies. From Mexico. That's it --illegal alien zombie Mexoislamofascistos!
Yeah, throw the kid in Gitmo.
*UPDATE: My face is red: This happened in 2005. Details at the link. Thanks to editor_u in comments for sparing me further embarrassment.