WCSC form South Carolina reports That Alex Stone was suspended for completing a creative writing assignment. Now as Paul Harvey would have said “The rest of the Story”
Alex was given a writing assignment on his first day back at school to write Facebook post based in the future about an event. So he wrote the he killed his neighbors pet dinosaur in one post, then he wrote that he bought a gun to “take care of business”.
He could have used a better choice of words, But the school contacted the police, Alex had his person and his locker searched. Alex got upset and got arrested.
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.”
The School and Police have a different version
“The information that is being reported is grossly incorrect in reference to what led to the juvenile being charged,” said Capt. Jon Rogers in a Summeville police statement released on Thursday.”The charges do not stem from anything involving a dinosaur or writing assignment, but the student’s conduct.”
I know a new High School freshman that has to read and write about “To Kill a Mockingbird” I guess she just needs to turn in a copy of the 5th amendment instead.