Thursday, April 26, 2007

When the Inmates Run the Asylum

The Skipper posted "Disturbing Story Of The Day" and I think The Skipper may have got this one wrong. This isn't disturbing, this is batsh!t crazy!

Student Writes Essay, Arrested By Police
High school senior Allen Lee sat down with his creative writing class on Monday and penned an essay that so disturbed his teacher, school administrators and police that he was charged with disorderly conduct.


Allen Lee, an 18-year-old straight-A student at Cary-Grove High School, was arrested Tuesday near his home and charged with disorderly conduct for an essay police described as violently disturbing but not directed toward any specific person or location. The youth’s father said his son was not suspended or expelled but was forced to attend classes elsewhere for now.


Disorderly conduct, which carries a penalty of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine, is filed for pranks such as pulling a fire alarm or dialing 911. But it can also apply when someone’s writings can disturb an individual, Delelio said.
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I am completely convinced that the teacher, the school administrators, and the police in this town are completely, totally, clinically insane!

The arresting officers should lose their badges, the school administration should lose their high paying jobs, and the teacher should lose her teaching licence. Period.

Where is Al Sharpton? We need him to pull an Imus on these folks. A persons writings should NEVER EEEEEEEVER be considered disorderly conduct. EVER!

When I was in middle school we were forced to read Edgar Allen Poe. We read morbid tales of murder and deceit. If a student were to turn in something of the same quality for a creative writing class they now can be criminally charged?

Probably the most disturbing then I read when in High School was Johnny Got his Gun.

The book dealt with a soldier who was so grotesquely mutilated in combat (his arms, legs, and face were blown off. He was deaf, had no mouth, and couldn't really move) that when he finally figured out a way to talk to his doctors they refused to notify his family of his status because they didn't want anyone to see what a gross monster he had become.

Nowadays writing about a violence or a gun falls within zero tolerance policies. Disgusting.

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