Neue Terroristen: Zombie-Story-Autoren

In Kentucky wurde ein Schüler verhaftet, weil er eine Story geschrieben hatte, in der Zombies eine Highschool überrennen.

Police say the nature of the story makes it a felony [Verbrechen]. "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.

Nach dieser Logik sind sämtliche Post-Apokalyptischen Filme und Bücher Verbrechen, das Ende von Planet der Affen ist Hofverrat und Walking Dead, in dem ein Gefängnis von Zombies überrannt wird, ist ein Verbrechen. Das ist schon völlig surreal, so schlecht ist das. Land of the free my ass.

High school student in Kentucky faces felony charges for writing a zombie story

[update] Uli meint in den Comments: „Ähm der Vorfall ist schon drei Jahre her und wenn ich mich recht entsinne hat sich rausgestellt dass das mit den Zombies auch so nicht stimmte. Hier eine Zusammenfassung der Entwicklungen.“

William Poole, initially arrested for “terroristic threatening”, has had all charges against him dropped, although he remains on probation.

Poole vaulted to Internet fame (or infamy) back in March when it was reported that the authorities had arrested him because of a set of writings that he claimed was a story about zombies. The zombie connection turned out to be a falsehood, which damaged Poole’s credibility, but it remained unclear whether his writings, which described an attack on a high school in the third person, were really a credible threat, or merely the harmless writings of an angry young man.

By July, the charges against Poole were reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, with the slightly ludicrous title of “attempt to commit terroristic threatening”. Finally, on October 4, even these charges were dropped.

All Charges Dropped on William Poole Case, But Poole Still on Probation