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Indiana: High School Senior faces 8 years in prison for harmless prank

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 07:15 AM
They need to find the terrorist network that supplied the 'BLOW-UP' doll. Once that is established, they might have an excuse to invade another country.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 07:21 AM
This is like when you were a kid and you got into more trouble when it was obvious your parents were wrong and you were right.

They want to hang this kid because he made them look stupid.

Sure, their laws and paranoia forced them into looking stupid but who's fault is that?

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:12 AM
Not being funny,but there is nothing stating the guy had intentions of doing a bomb prank,the guy didnt even know there were was merely a standard blow up doll in the
8 years?rediculous...prison corrupts the youth.
The fact that some of you people are saying he deserves it,im disgusted..
He's 18 and did a prank in non-relevancy to a bomb,was a god damn blow up doll!!..

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:18 AM
I admit, if my kids went to this school, I'd be pissed at this kid. But 8 years? Use common sense, make him pay it back WITH HIS LABOR at minimum wage rates (not daddy's money) and give him a one year suspended sentence.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:23 AM

Originally posted by PS3Geek
Seriously what did he expect ? I wouldn't say he deserves 8 years in prison but perhaps a year or so might teach him a lesson .

Seriously? You think a harmless senior prank warrants

This is definitely stupid and way over the top. I remember our senior prank, our rival HS put hundreds of crabs all over our senior walkway. Our mascot was the Sand Crab. Nobody got arrested and nobody went to jail. The kids that did it got detention and nothing else.

It's a senior prank! My god people are so stuck up and prudish anymore. Senior pranks are so common and pretty much expected but now it looks like that harmless fun will be no longer because student will have to fear going to prison.

Here is an idea, why dont' they go after real criminals in that town??!

That poor kid. He didn't mean any harm and his harmless prank is now possibly going to result in prison! Wow that will ruin his life. Why not keep him from walking with his class or revoke Senior privledges?!

What has happened to this country.....the prank didn't hurt anyone!

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:26 AM

Originally posted by mblahnikluver

What has happened to this country.....the prank didn't hurt anyone!

Sure it did.

It hurt the pride and image of all the "authorities" within 100 miles.

That's more than enough to get the kid a death sentence.

They dont like anyone pointing out the emperors nudity.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:44 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

Yup you are right.

I just saw on the news they said it cost them 8k dollars, well make him pay it back then, don't put the kid in prison. What will that do?! It will do nothing.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:53 AM
Seems this is not the year for senior pranks:
Three students from Troy-Buchanan High School in Troy, Missouri, are facing felonies after a senior prank went bad. Investigators say the three filled up a pool inside the school, then flooded out the indoor Commons area.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Four students tried to break in to Mandarin High School around 2:40 a.m. Thursday to pull a senior prank.
There were several police officers and an air unit searching the area, after the students set off a silent alarm.
The students never gained access into the building.
Jacksonville Sheriff Officers found the students and the four are now in police custody.
A senior prank involving a flash mob of hundreds of Brandeis High School students last week grew out of control and resulted in the injury of a teacher and several students’ arrest by Northside Independent School District police, district spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said Wednesday.
The officers arrested three seniors, one on suspicion of assaulting a public servant after a teacher’s finger was broken, and two others on charges of interfering with police, Gonzalez said.
KENTON, Ohio — At least 17 students were charged with misdemeanor trespassing after police said they vandalized Kenton High School this week.
The prank was so disruptive that it took 80 volunteers to clean up the mess that the seniors left behind, 10TV's Danielle Elias reported.
According to police, the students, who were all seniors at Kenton, dragged dozens of desks out of classrooms and filled thousands of paper cups with water. Then, they left them in the halls.

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:58 AM
Unfortunately, when you take away the rights of teachers to discipline children, their only other recourse is to call law enforcement. Law enforcement's only option is to deal with these incidents as if they were crimes to the letter of the law.

This isn't an example of the police state, it's an example of the nanny state hard at work.

In my day, in the UK, probably would have gotten six bashes with a cane, a bash across the hand with a ruler, or a stern talking to in the pricinpals office depending on the nature of the offence and that would have been the end of it.

Now, teachers can't even touch students without an assault charge.

Students and parents wanted discplinary measures taken away from teachers. Well, they got their wish, and now have to deal with the consequences of having their kids dealt with by law enforcement officers instead.

Be careful, as you often get what you wish for.
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:02 AM

Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
In a world of extreme political correctness, zero tolerance and a fear based society, what on earth did he think would happen if he pretended to plant a bomb in his school?

Prove the insanity of the zero tolerance fear-based society?

Not that that hasn't been done a hundred times before.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:17 AM
Meh. Could care less what happens to this kid. Did he deserve it? Perhaps, perhaps not. Let him serve community service get it over with it.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:25 AM
I will play devil's advocate here once again I guess....If your children went to this school wouldn't you feel good about the police being called when a suspicious character places a box of unknown origin with latex gloves on and a hoody? I know I would want people there right now and that is what happened, and now the system is the bad guy?? Sorry I don't agree with most of you on this topic.....

Does he deserve 8 years?? No....Not by a long shot.....Should he have to pay a hefty fine so the taxpayers money doesn't have to be wasted on a prank?? Absolutely!!

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:29 AM

Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
I will play devil's advocate here once again I guess....If your children went to this school wouldn't you feel good about the police being called when a suspicious character places a box of unknown origin with latex gloves on and a hoody?


Every time there is "suspicious" anything I always roll my eyes.

It's just ridiculous that a box should be so fear inducing when there is so much more greater likelihood that my kid would die on the bus to school or in school being beaten to death by some lunatic bully or made ill by the school food or later killed on the bus ride home.

But that box. Yeah, that's the thing to send the SWAT team in for.

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

Saying you saw a "Suspicious box" pretty much equals saying "I am a pussy and there is a box that frightens me within visible range. Come and save me from it, I am afraid."

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:35 AM
IF he deliberately acted with the intent of making people believe he had planted a bomb, then that, by definition, is an act of terrorism. That it was not actually bomb is irrelevant.

Of course, such things always become 'harmless pranks' as soon as the idiot perpetrators get caught .....

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:36 AM
You guys are ridiculous. First of all, he won't get eight years, they are just threatening him with that. He will get probation and community service, and some fines.

He obviously knew there were cameras, and so was acting shady, skulking with a hoodie over his face and latex gloves on his hands. He knew it would look suspicious, he is just an idiot to think that would take care of it.

But, it is comparable to calling in a bomb threat. If he was caught for that it would be the same thing. The article has its spin of course, but we don't really know if the doll was inflated in the girl's room, or had some type of cartridge to inflate it, making it even more like a bomb. The school officials are totally brainwashed to the max, otherwise they wouldn't be able to have their jobs, so of course they wouldn't even go look in there! We saw the terrorist go in there with something! It's a BOMB!! What if the door is booby trapped? Call the DHS!!!

Total overreaction by the school administration to call the cops at all, but that's what they do these days. The school probably even has cops on duty at the school. Poster above is right, you didn't want them allowed to spank your precious children, this is what you get.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by PS3Geek

A year or so might teach him a lesson? So very glad you are not in charge. This is an outrage. Kids do stupid things. A prank like this is far different than anything worthy of jail time. Just because we as a society are paranoid and scared of every little thing doesn't mean this kid should have to suffer.

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:59 AM
So literaly this kid is getting in trouble for placing a box which he admits he crafted to make a plastic blow up doll of sexual intentions inflate in someones face. And it was in the girls bathroom.

By definition alone, nothing "blew up", but simply the rapid inflation of a sexual/controversial object.

Personaly i wouldn't charge him or attempt to charge him with eight years in prison but i do believe the fact that since it was a female blow up doll "trap" which was "placed" in the females bathroom by a male is deserving of possible sexual harrasment charges and a solid apology.

Other than that, i just see this as the states way of attempting to sway the feelings of how the youth view the law and authoritative figures. Just a case to try and fear people in line if you will.

My two cents


posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:59 AM
I don't know what to think here - whether he intended to cause alarm, or whether it was as he said, just an innocent prank.

What I do know however, is that our governments have got us all jumpier than a nervous jumping bean

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 10:14 AM
I set students on fire, sold cigarettes, openly had fights one on one. Called teachers twats and even made a few cry.

Am I proud no, but I sure as hell wasent suspended or expelled in the UK.

Every thing including setting my fellow classmates blazers on fire was taken light heartly. Hell I was set on fire a few times, split my head open a few times (x3) got Ko'ed once and even a swift kick in the nuts from behind while i was standing with my legs open in technology and design.

My fellow class mates where all my friends we all hung out at weekends and the teachers gave us free reign to horse around aslong as our grades where good.

Schools will balance them selves out when discipline is not over the top, I was an anti bully along with everyone in my year (300 students) I was by no means the best fighter but i stood up for my morals and never once hit anyone weaker than for no reason.

We had self discipline which is not being taught now in school. We looked out for each other. I remember when a semi popular boy's father died over the summer break and we all came back, my class made a pact. If anyone where to mention his dad to him they would be taken out back and given a good hiding by the class.

My nephew now goes to the same school and its pretty much the same and he loves it. Out of my class alone (25) ten of us attented university. This was coming from a school where children's backrounds where poor. I was one of the few that would be classed 'middle class' but it was never used against me, nor did I use it against anyone else.

Forthill Intergrated College class of 2005. Best years of my life.

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