Saturday, March 05, 2005

Kid's short story is called "terrorist threat"

WLEX Channel 18 in Lexington, Kentucky, reports that an 18-year-old kid from George Rogers Clark High School in Clark County was arrested Tuesday for "making terrorist threats."

Cops say they discovered materials at the home of William Poole that outline possible acts of violence aimed at students, teachers, and police.

What were these materials? They were a short story the kid had written for an English class -- about zombies.

"It's a fake story," said Poole. "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."

William faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "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.

Thursday, a judge raised Poole's bond from $1,000 to $5,000 after prosecutors requested it, citing the seriousness of the charge. Poole's being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Here's a real scary part of this story, friends:

The kid was turned in to the cops by his grandparents after they'd snooped in his journal.


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