My friend Llama Momma posted an interesting piece late last week regarding a Chicago-area high-school student who was arrested on disorderly conduct charges for writing a stream-of-consciousness essay packed with violent and disturbing content. On top of being arrested, the honor student was forced to finish up the semester at a different school and was informed by the U.S. Marine Corps that his contract to join that military branch was being dropped.
In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, it’s understandable that folks are more sensitive to these types of things. But is this an extreme reaction? And does the fact that the student, Allen Lee, is Asian have something to do with this response? Check out Llama Momma’s post and let her know what you think.