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Creativity gets you in trouble just about every time – in Kentucky

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Winchester police say William Poole, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday morning. Investigators say they discovered materials at Poole’s home that outline possible acts of violence aimed at students, teachers, and police.

Poole told LEX 18 that the whole incident is a big misunderstanding. He claims that what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police was a short story he wrote for English class.

“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.

A judge raised Poole’s bond from one to five thousand dollars after prosecutors requested it, citing the seriousness of the charge.

We already know Kentucky is run by nutballs. The kid should disavow his grandparents. Or write stories about schools captured by angels.

Thanks, Mr. Justin

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Written by Ed Campbell

October 17, 2008 at 10:00 am

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