Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A Summerville High School student is being charged with disturbing school because of his reaction after police questioned him about a writing assignment.
The school contacted police Aug. 19 after a teacher found a message that the student bought a gun and was going to “take care of business.” Pat Raynor, Dorchester District 2 spokeswoman, said the student has been suspended. “Nobody has been expelled and nobody brought a gun to school,” she said.
The student’s attorney, David Aylor, said the note was for a creative writing assignment.
“This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness’ that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense,” he said.
A Summerville Police incident report indicates police checked the student’s bookbag and locker, neither of which had a gun.
When police questioned the student about the comment, the student “became very irate stating that it was just a joke.”
The report stated the student “continued to be disruptive” and was placed in handcuffs, and was told he was being detained for disturbing schools.
The student was booked and released to his mother.
The student’s assignment was placed into evidence.