Thursday, March 03, 2005
With Grandparents Like These, Who Needs Big Brother? 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
killer scathe zombiesYour know the "War on Terror" has jumped the shark reached hysteria stage when grandparents turn their grandkids in to the police, after searching said kid's journal and finding short stories about killer zombies:
From WLEX-TV, Lexington, Kentucky: Winchester police say William Poole, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday morning. Investigators say they discovered materials at Poole's home that outline possible acts of violence aimed at students, teachers, and police.

Poole told LEX 18 that the whole incident is a big misunderstanding. He claims that what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police was a short story he wrote for English class. "My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. 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."

Even so, police say the nature of the story makes it a felony. "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. Poole disputes that he was threatening anyone. "It didn't mention nobody who lives in Clark County, didn't mention (George Rogers Clark High School), didn't mention no principal or cops, nothing," said Poole. "Half the people at high school know me. They know I'm not that stupid, that crazy."

On Thursday, a judge raised Poole's bond from one to five thousand dollars after prosecutors requested it, citing the seriousness of the charge. Poole is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.
Were the grandparents so fearful of William Poole or out of touch with their family that they couldn't even approach him (or his parent(s)) with their concerns? Good luck re-establishing a speaking relationship, Grandma and Grandpa; way to go.