SUMMERVILLE, SC — A high school student was suspended from school and taken to jail in handcuffs after he wrote a story about using a gun to kill a dinosaur.
ABILENE, TX — The town of Abilene has instituted a ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on private property owners whose grass does not meet government-mandated length requirements.
Gun-wielding, black-suited law enforcers busted down a door with a battering ram, terrifying everyone inside and leaving one man dead. Newly released helmet-cam video of the raid shows in graphic detail how this fatal no-knock raid produced yet another casualty in the vicious War on Drugs.
DANA POINT, CA — Students at a California high school were forced to hunker down as SWAT teams with weapons drawn searched their entire campus for weapons. The effort included a warrantless search of students’ vehicles, lockers, backpacks, and classrooms. The long 4-hour detention reportedly forced some students to urinate in darkened classrooms.
BARTOW, FL — A 16-year-old girl was arrested and expelled from school after she brought in a ‘volcano’ as a science experiment. Even a year later, she is still being haunted by the multiple felonies she was charged with.
JEFFERSON, OH — A young man’s future may potentially be shattered after he was charged with the victimless act of keeping a pocketknife in his vehicle while at school. So far he’s been kicked out of school, spent 13 days in jail, been given a psych evaluation, and tracked with an electronic ankle bracelet. A felony conviction could cause him to spend up to a year behind bars, and derail all of his career aspirations in public service.
VERNON, NJ — A 7th grader who “twirled a pencil” in a manner that someone thought resembled a gun was removed from math class and sent to perform hours of psychiatric evaluation.
CLARKSVILLE, TN — A teen’s future is in jeopardy after police officers decided to troll through a high school parking lot searching students’ parked cars for contraband. When they cops found a fishing knife during their warrantless mass search, they slapped him with weapons charges and saw that he was suspended from school.
PALESTINE, IL — A high school was put into complete lockdown when someone found a single .22 caliber round in the gymnasium. Students were confined to classrooms as police searched their lockers and personal vehicles.
Two students are facing 10 years in prison after their cars were searched without consent.