A Kentucky high school junior is sitting in prison right now for writing a story about zombies overrunning a high school. Note my use of the indefinite article: "a" high school. Not his high school. Also please note: the bad guys in the story are ZOMBIES. Not terrorists. Not disgruntled teens. ZOMBIES!
Zombies do not exist, unless you are planning to inform me that al-Qaeda has created and coopted a force of Muslim terror zombies. I wonder if human brains are halal.
Even more creepy: the kid's own grandparents turned him in.
"My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. I made it up. I've been working on one of my short stories, (and) the short story they found was about zombies. Yes, it did say a high school. It was about a high school over ran by zombies."
Even so, police say the nature of the story makes it a felony. "Anytime you make any threat or possess matter involving a school or function it's a felony in the state of Kentucky," said Winchester Police detective Steven Caudill.
Beware, fiction writers of Kentucky! Tom Clancy may be arrested at the border the next time he signs books in Knoxville... The thought police have caught on to your devious schemes!