Counter Strike Gamer In Sword Controversy

Pupil expelled after he made maps of school on Counter Strike

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Counter Strike Gamer In Sword Controversy
Swords were found by police in the room of a 17-year-old Texas student who was being investigated for creating Counter Strike maps based on areas of his school. Although the swords were cited as a cause for concern about the pupil it's possible that they may have been purely decorative.

The information surfaced thanks to reports released by the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Police Department, which deals exclusively with schools in the area, earlier this week.

The student (who hasn't been named) has not been charged, but he was transferred to M.R. Wood Alternative Education Center, a school that deals with delinquent students last month.

One FBISD board member involved in the process, Stan Magee, has since criticised the decision, stating that he doesn't believe the student to be a threat. ?I feel we went beyond our jurisdiction,? he said. ?If he put something on a computer at Clements, that?s different ? but he didn?t do that. I think we?ve jumped the gun here.? One person close to the case has also stated that the swords might not be usable, suggesting they might be purely decorative.

FBISD spokeswoman Mary Ann Simpson disagreed, however, stating, ?When you have the floor plan of a high school that houses over 2,000 students in a game about killing people, you have to have consequences. .. Ever since Columbine, anything that remotely looks like a threat has to be taken very seriously. The minute we don?t, something serious is going to happen.?

Simpson also indicated that other reasons came into play for the student's expulsion, although she wouldn't state what.

Source: informationliberation

Comments

crs117 3 May 2007 16:38
1/5
are you fu_king serious??? you know how many maps i made of a couple of cool work places i worked at??? its fun and sometimes friends from work would come over and have a blast playing cs with our office and warehouse maps. this kid was being creative and possibly prepping to be a game designer...

what a ridiculous story...i mean where do our freedoms begin anymore???

-c
config 3 May 2007 17:28
2/5
bugger me!

the number of times I've threatened to make maps of my current workplaces (but never done because I'm too idle) must make me some sort of latent psycho killer bent on slaughtering my colleagues.
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Joji 3 May 2007 20:25
3/5
They are making it seem like he made the maps to practice for the real thing. Not surprising they paint such a negative picture.
miacid 4 May 2007 07:54
4/5
config wrote:
bugger me!

the number of times I've threatened to make maps of my current workplaces (but never done because I'm too idle) must make me some sort of latent psycho killer bent on slaughtering my colleagues.


Ditto, I play Counter Strike:Source at lunch time with the guys in the office and we always talk about how cool it would be to have a couple of maps of the office, warehouse, etc... We must all be hell bent on blowing the place up! Well actually.............

Also would they have reacted the same, had he not had the swords?!
Tim Smith 4 May 2007 08:07
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miacid wrote:
config wrote:
Ditto, I play Counter Strike:Source at lunch time with the guys in the office and we always talk about how cool it would be to have a couple of maps of the office, warehouse, etc... We must all be hell bent on blowing the place up! Well actually.............

Also would they have reacted the same, had he not had the swords?!


Right, you are all nicked and details have been passed to Inspector Knacker of the Yard who will use it to go and shoot a Peruvian bricklayer on a train by accident.
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