A 14-year-old student at Morgan School in Clinton is facing a weapons charge, accused of tinkering with a disposable camera to make it capable of zapping people with an electrical charge.Just to get clear what we are talking about, take a look at this Youtube video which Gizmodo tracked down (that's where I got the original link too). You may not realize it just by watching, but this video is evidence of a series of felonious assaults. Someone needs to track down this serial shocker and put an end to his reign of terror.
The 14-year-old student has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds, attempted assault and breach of peace.
Police say the camera, modified according to instructions available on the Internet, had been converted into an improvised electronic demobilizing device similar to a Taser.And from another article:
Haughwout [the kid's father] is none too pleased that his boy now faces felony charges over the incident, and insisted that the device doesn't even "meet the definition of a dangerous instrument, which is the next step down from a weapon."So according to the estimable Sgt. Dunn, something that shocks you and makes you go "Ouch! Dammit! I'm going to get you for that!" is "an electronic demobilizing device".
Clinton police Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn disagreed, explaining: "It is considered a weapon, yes; an electronic demobilizing device is considered a dangerous weapon."
The unnamed teen was suspended for 10 days following his arrest, but remains in school pending an appeal.
Hey! clickHis well-oiled machine of a mind is clearly too exhausted at this point to go back and rethink any of the steps of his reasoning. Much easier to just cuff the kid and drag him off to face felony charges.
That thing shocks people! click
Just like ... like a ... a taser! cu-u-lick [the well-oiled machine is laboring under the strain]
And tasers are like ... weapons! cu-u-lick
So this toy is a weapon! cu-u-u-u-u-u-lick
Hey, trying to attack someone with a weapon is a felony!
Hey!But the mental limitations of the police officer are not the only factor. There is also the twit of a teacher who called the cops in the first place. Why would a teacher call the cops on a 14-year-old boy? Was the kid being hostile and hard to control? Did he attack someone? Well, no. Apparently the teacher grabbed the camera away from the kid and got a shock. There is no indication whether the shock was caused by deliberate action of the kid or if was just an accident. Since no one claims the kid did anything to cause the shock, I'm betting it was an accident. But the teacher got pissed off anyway and he figured he would get even with the kid by calling the cops. If I was the school principle I'd fire the man as a sorry excuse for an adult. But the truth is, the principle was probably consulted before calling the cops on a 14-year-old for having a prank-enabled device at school.
That finger shoots projectiles!
Just like ... like a ... a gun!
And guns are deadly weapons!
So this finger has been modified into a deadly weapon!