Monday, April 23, 2007

Holy Overreaction, Batman!

Valley student charged with harassment

A Valley High School student faces a harassment charge after he wrote a threatening message on a bathroom wall at the school Friday, police officials released today.

Griffin Shea Huth, 16, of 533 Eighth St. in West Des Moines, admitted to police that he wrote, “I am going to kill (everyone) today at 2 lunch,” about 9:30 a.m., West Des Moines Police Lt. Jeff Miller said.

Huth allegedly wrote the message and then reported it to school administrators.

He did it so they would dismiss class,” Miller said.

Huth faces a charge of first-degree harassment, which is punishable by up to two years in prison if he’s tried as an adult. Miller said the matter will be referred to juvenile court.
Virginia Tech or not, can we please have a measure of common sense returned to our society? Perhaps if it was shown the Huth had the means to carryout his prank I would understand pressing charges, but since this was nothing more than a stupid teenager looking to get out of a test I think everyone needs to settle down.

Reprinted from The Corn Beltway Boys

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