Monday, February 28, 2005
Well, hell. Some poor kid from Kentucky coal-mining country got arrested for writing a SF-ish short story about a high school overrun by zombies based on a law against making terroristic threats against high schools. His grandparents turned him in. Is this typical behavior among coal-mining folk? If so, I start to see where Fred's coming from, on the subject. For some reason, I thought that one of the virtues of Appalachian hill-folk was clannishness - you know, protecting one's own. Not turning your grandkids in to the thought police.