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2013-09-14 12:42:26 PM
That's just farking stupid.
 
2013-09-14 12:58:54 PM
If I understand correctly the kid played on his phone and posted a you tube video from home. Nothing was done to or at the school, so he was charged with terrorizing and interference of the operation of a school.So a kid playing with their phone at home doing nothing illegal can have their life ruined for no overt act or statement and not even have to be on school grounds to terrorize a school.
 
2013-09-14 01:03:04 PM

eurotrader: If I understand correctly the kid played on his phone and posted a you tube video from home. Nothing was done to or at the school, so he was charged with terrorizing and interference of the operation of a school.So a kid playing with their phone at home doing nothing illegal can have their life ruined for no overt act or statement and not even have to be on school grounds to terrorize a school.


Land of the free.
 
2013-09-14 01:11:38 PM
Try this again, w/o feline editing help?
George Orwell's 1984 where thoughtcrimes  were definite felonies, may have come to pass after all -- not quite 20 years after the fact, eh?
 
2013-09-14 01:12:01 PM
You idiots! Don't you understand? Virtual guns kill real people!

/I smell lawsuit, and new millionaire
 
2013-09-14 01:12:11 PM
I wonder how many times he asked for help with the bullying before he downloaded this app?
 
2013-09-14 01:13:24 PM
 
2013-09-14 01:14:14 PM

RedPhoenix122: eurotrader: If I understand correctly the kid played on his phone and posted a you tube video from home. Nothing was done to or at the school, so he was charged with terrorizing and interference of the operation of a school.So a kid playing with their phone at home doing nothing illegal can have their life ruined for no overt act or statement and not even have to be on school grounds to terrorize a school.

Land of the free.


"Free" doesn't mean "freedom from responsibility".  That being said, the school administrators are overreacting in a typically thoughtless way.
 
2013-09-14 01:14:33 PM
And are they investigating the bullies who harassed him?
 
2013-09-14 01:16:23 PM

Another terrorist captured due to Internet monitoring.



Obama was right about the NSA!


USA!USA!USA!USA!
 
2013-09-14 01:16:58 PM
See? This is what happens. Some people are so paranoid about guns and violence; that a little YouTube video can get you arrested or in trouble with a school.
 
2013-09-14 01:17:19 PM
"You can't ignore it," says Major Malcolm Wolfe. "We don't know at what time that game becomes reality."

You know it when games start actually killing people, ya friggin moron.
 
2013-09-14 01:19:54 PM
No, they have him striped in a cell while cops video him and gawk.

// police state
 
2013-09-14 01:22:17 PM

eurotrader: If I understand correctly the kid played on his phone and posted a you tube video from home. Nothing was done to or at the school, so he was charged with terrorizing and interference of the operation of a school.So a kid playing with their phone at home doing nothing illegal can have their life ruined for no overt act or statement and not even have to be on school grounds to terrorize a school.


you seem to have a lot of details that aren't in the article, care to sight your source? It's entirely possible that he played the game and posted the video in the hallway at school.
 
2013-09-14 01:22:55 PM

skinink: And are they investigating the bullies who harassed him?

 
2013-09-14 01:23:04 PM

OnlyM3: No, they have him striped in a cell while cops video him and gawk.

// police state


I would gawk, too, if I saw a striped man in a cell.
 
2013-09-14 01:23:29 PM
sight=cite
 
2013-09-14 01:23:47 PM

eurotrader: If I understand correctly the kid played on his phone and posted a you tube video from home. Nothing was done to or at the school, so he was charged with terrorizing and interference of the operation of a school.So a kid playing with their phone at home doing nothing illegal can have their life ruined for no overt act or statement and not even have to be on school grounds to terrorize a school.


It's an augmented reality game. So you walk around shooting things with the real world as a back drop. So he would have to walk around school, pretend shoot the people, and then post it. It's kind of the digital equivalent of drawing pictures of yourself stabbing and shooting your classmates.
 
2013-09-14 01:24:58 PM

skinink: And are they investigating the bullies who harassed him?


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2013-09-14 01:25:22 PM
So making doom levels that were similar to school floor plans would have been frowned upon?

I guess I dodged a bullet by a few decades.
 
2013-09-14 01:25:36 PM
If you called out Sarah Palin for inciting violence with her crosshairs thing, you should acknowledge that digitally murdering all of your classmates is something that should at least be looked at by the cops. If I'm understanding how that app works, anyways.
 
2013-09-14 01:25:53 PM
Had to happen:

Zero tolerance + polarized gun policies + no good anti bullying methods = f*cking stupid shiat like this.
 
2013-09-14 01:26:13 PM
All we need now is a Ministry of Love.
 
2013-09-14 01:27:09 PM
"As a man thinketh in his heart,so is he "
 
2013-09-14 01:27:18 PM

laulaja: George Orwell's 1984 where thoughtcrimes were definite felonies, may have come to pass after all -- not quite 20 years after the fact, eh?


Math fail.
 
2013-09-14 01:27:57 PM
Why are the f*cktards running the schools!?
 
2013-09-14 01:28:48 PM
I think you guys aren't quite thinking of this the right way.

Imagine, for a moment, that this was a husband, and the target an estranged wife and her family.

You can mutter to yourself that you want to kill someone. Saying it TO them is a crime. This kid's mistake was posting the video. It can be considered a threat.

As far as those who say that bullies aren't being investigated and should be, I am totally behind you.
 
2013-09-14 01:29:02 PM

laulaja: Try this again, w/o feline editing help?
George Orwell's 1984 where thoughtcrimes  were definite felonies, may have come to pass after all -- not quite 20 years after the fact, eh?


The leftist utopia. Its actually worse in Europe, but not by much anymore.
 
2013-09-14 01:29:22 PM
And yet another kid will have his college education fully funded by a pile of lawsuit money.
 
2013-09-14 01:30:14 PM
"You can't ignore it," says Major Malcolm Wolfe. "We don't know at what time that game becomes reality."

Umm, how about "Never"?
 
2013-09-14 01:31:19 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: If you called out Sarah Palin for inciting violence with her crosshairs thing, you should acknowledge that digitally murdering all of your classmates is something that should at least be looked at by the cops. If I'm understanding how that app works, anyways.


What if it's not digital, but is drawn on paper? Should that be looked at by cops?
 
2013-09-14 01:31:22 PM

kidsizedcoffin: So making doom levels that were similar to school floor plans would have been frowned upon?

I guess I dodged a bullet by a few decades.


Amateur. We used the Half Life dev kit to make HL1 MP levels of our school. Which was wicked fun too.
 
2013-09-14 01:37:25 PM

A Non Amos: This gets me thinking. Why not have an augmented reality game that makes an auditorium full of people seem to be in their underwear? Public speaking would be so much easier.


Or totally impossible, for a variety of reasons.
 
2013-09-14 01:37:47 PM
Am I the only person who named bots in video games after people I didn't like?
 
2013-09-14 01:39:00 PM
"You can't ignore it," says Major Malcolm Wolfe. "We don't know at what time that game becomes reality."

I'll take a chance and guess the answer is "never".
 
2013-09-14 01:39:50 PM
A nation of nervous nellies we have become.
 
2013-09-14 01:41:59 PM
A student at H. L. Bourgeois High School accused of using  a mobile phone app to simulate shooting his classmates was booked and jailed in Terrebonne Parish.

Plus, he may have ruined his chance to be admitted to Mediocre State University.
 
2013-09-14 01:43:14 PM
Well, at least we know who the Brain Police are now.
 
2013-09-14 01:48:02 PM
Thoughtcrime = hatecrime?

Answer: yes.
 
2013-09-14 01:48:25 PM
Is it only shooting thoughts that go directly to jail, or can any violent thought be played at any time?

These idiots are going to bankrupt the system if not brought under something like control.
Most laws, I assume, were written for IRL crime.

I guess when you are chickechit scared of all things GUNZ, you make bad decisions. I have personally seen it many times, IRL.
 
2013-09-14 01:49:19 PM

Gyrfalcon: Had to happen:

Zero tolerance + polarized gun policies + no good anti bullying methods = f*cking stupid shiat like this.




Just like prison?

Or is prison like the school yard?
 
2013-09-14 01:49:44 PM
Calm down peoples.

My girlfriend's son is being bullied physically and with this app.  But I live in a rural enough area that the school admin doesnt NEED to react to something like this to keep the nervous-nellies happy.  The kid got sent home early, and the app hasn't made an appearance since.  Now the kid just physically tries to pick fights by flicking/poking etc... Would it be convenient to lock the farktard away?  Sure.  But it's not right.

/Currently teaching him how to kick a bully's a$$, just in case.
 
2013-09-14 01:49:59 PM
Parents told investigators their son does not have access to any fire arms.

"Everything in my house - single shot, semi-auto, handgun, and all the ammo - is securely locked up beyond his access," said his mother, an active participant in a local paranoid survivalist group. The father added "hell, I barely see the kid, and I certainly can't afford any guns with the amount of support I'm paying her," jerking his thumb at the mother. "For the kid to get guns, he'd have to kill his mother in her sleep and get the keys to her safe."
 
2013-09-14 01:52:24 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Well, at least we know who the Brain Police are now.


If only the Wizard would give them BRAINS.

BRAINS, I say.  MMmmm, nice, juicy BRAINS.
 
2013-09-14 01:53:12 PM

mlorton: laulaja: George Orwell's 1984 where thoughtcrimes were definite felonies, may have come to pass after all -- not quite 20 years after the fact, eh?

Math fail.


I do the same type I calculation mistakes.

In my case I think I'm trying to convince myself that 1984 wasn't THIRTY years ago.


As for the stories and gun matter issues, rest assured...the government will not take your guns.
They will take those of your kids.
That is why from a young age kids ate being taught that guns are unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

/should buy stock in tin foil companies.
 
2013-09-14 01:53:49 PM

bingo the psych-o: RedPhoenix122: eurotrader: If I understand correctly the kid played on his phone and posted a you tube video from home. Nothing was done to or at the school, so he was charged with terrorizing and interference of the operation of a school.So a kid playing with their phone at home doing nothing illegal can have their life ruined for no overt act or statement and not even have to be on school grounds to terrorize a school.

Land of the free.

"Free" doesn't mean "freedom from responsibility".  That being said, the school administrators are overreacting in a typically thoughtless way.


7/10
 
2013-09-14 01:54:17 PM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: Calm down peoples.

My girlfriend's son is being bullied physically and with this app.  But I live in a rural enough area that the school admin doesnt NEED to react to something like this to keep the nervous-nellies happy.  The kid got sent home early, and the app hasn't made an appearance since.  Now the kid just physically tries to pick fights by flicking/poking etc... Would it be convenient to lock the farktard away?  Sure.  But it's not right.

/Currently teaching him how to kick a bully's a$$, just in case.




Doesn't really help.
 
2013-09-14 01:55:33 PM
Head crushing will soon be a capital offense.

britishexpats.com


(Ran into my high school principal at my 30th reunion.  Reminded him that he still had my water pistol from 1978, but didn't complain because if it had been 2008, I'd have arrested for terrorizing the campus with DHMO).
 
2013-09-14 01:56:52 PM
In 1997, a friend was expelled from school for writing a morbid love letter to a girl.  He never "did" anything either.
 
2013-09-14 01:59:21 PM

Shostie: eurotrader: If I understand correctly the kid played on his phone and posted a you tube video from home. Nothing was done to or at the school, so he was charged with terrorizing and interference of the operation of a school.So a kid playing with their phone at home doing nothing illegal can have their life ruined for no overt act or statement and not even have to be on school grounds to terrorize a school.

It's an augmented reality game. So you walk around shooting things with the real world as a back drop. So he would have to walk around school, pretend shoot the people, and then post it. It's kind of the digital equivalent of drawing pictures of yourself stabbing and shooting your classmates.


And naturally the answer to this is not to send the kid to the counselor, and figure out who the bullies are and give them detention, but to arrest the kid.

/Not aimed at you, just at TFA
 
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