Court rules against Minnesota teen wr...

Court rules against Minnesota teen writer over bloody essay

There are 4 comments on the story from Aug 15, 2008, titled Court rules against Minnesota teen writer over bloody essay. In it, reports that:

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Minnesota teen who was briefly held after writing a bloody essay in which a student shoots a teacher.

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Since: Jun 08

St. Paul, MN

#1 Aug 15, 2008
Forest Gump once stated, "...stupid as stupid is!..." It must have been a boring writing class to be so threatening in this day and age. It's not being very creative to show blood, guts, and gore in a disturbing writing project. Freedom of Speech covers a lot of expression but not murderous, schizophrenic veiled threats! All great writers and/or dissenters think out their subject matter before they write. Creative writing deserves focus thinking which I guess wasn't apparently done here.
Bah Humbug

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 16, 2008
Hopefully, this kid can get some help. He's a ticking bomb.

Lake Elmo, MN

#3 Aug 16, 2008
Bah Humbug wrote:
Hopefully, this kid can get some help. He's a ticking bomb.
or just a stupid kid thinking he's "cool" or funny...but no ignoring this sort of writing nowadays...
Tad Warner

Butternut, WI

#6 Sep 1, 2008
I am a personal friend of the kid who wrote the story. He's not crazy, he's a very good writer and a lot of his writings introduce a certain shock factor. Just like things Frank Miller would write. He's fine.

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