High School Senior Expelled and Arrested for Modding a Video Game

Thanks to the antics of Seung-Hui Cho, everyone seems to be a little trigger happy. While people cope with the loss and try to comprehend why someone would want to kill so many students, the byproduct of the media-fueled hysteria claims another victim.

This article from the Fort Bend Now explains what happened when a high school senior recently designed a mod for the first-person-shooter "Counterstrike" - using his high school as a location.

“They arrested him,” Chen said of FBISD police, “and also went to the house to search.” The Lin family consented to the search, and a hammer was found in the boy’s room, which he used to fix his bed, because it wasn’t in good shape, Chen said. He indicated police seized the hammer as a potential weapon.

“They decided he was a terroristic threat,” said one source close to the district’s investigation.

Of course, since the Virginia Tech killer had a picture of him with a hammer, all hammers are now to be considered deadly weapons instead of their previous bed-repairing and general nail-driving purposes.

Your tax dollars hard at work, folks. Feel safer yet?

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