Misdemeanor charges filed against FSU gamer

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Dec 13, 2007
  1. TGBoy
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    A Frostburg State University student was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disrupting a school operation after allegedly speaking a threat about "shooting up the school" on Xbox LIVE.

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    Ppl these days [​IMG]

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    Overreacting, maybe. But on the other hand, a guy attending Virginia Tech threatened to "shoot up the school"... and then he did. I can understand everyone being jumpy.

    Still, this is kinda overkill, don't you think?
     
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    Or a better idea yet. The moron could just not say stupid things like I'm gonna shoot up the school even in a jokingly way.
     
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Yeah, well, morons will be morons. I'm sure this one will never even joke about such things again, but taking every such moron in in shackles and beating them with rubber batons until they've learned their lesson would be too much work.
     
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    It is quite disturbing they found who the kid was so quick...I figured IP logs would take a much longer time ... Unless there is something obvious I am missing as to how they knew where to go? Even calling Microsoft and saying "who is gamer XXXXX?" I figured would take a while...shit it takes like 4 hours just to reach tech support....
     
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    Seriously what kind of a person will say such a thing as a joke?
     
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    There was a story about a guy at my university who refused to leave for a fire alarm cause he was in the middle of a game and wasn't near a save point.

    Pretty sure they charged him with something.
     
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    If people would not react on acts of such stupid morons, real terrorists could freely use xbox live for messeging themselfs.
     
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    Let's see... they can't charge him for "terminal stupidity"... How about "behavior in discordance with fire safety regulations"? Sounds about right.

    And then they beat him with a rubber baton.
     
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    Hey, just don't taze me bro!
     
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    No the rubber baton would be reserved for the morons who pulled the fire alarm.

    Three in the morning is not a pleasant time for fire alarms that could double as an air raid alarm
     
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    Theres a reason we dont say bomb in the airport....
    Thats just plain stupid.
     
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    He should be able to say what he wants, Freedom of Speech...etc...etc...

    ..As long as it doesn't harm someone, and he didn't harm anyone....I've heard people say alot worse crap than that online.
     

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