And now the overreaction begins. A high school student is charged with a CRIME for writing a freaking high school essay. Story here. I can't believe anyone could possibly get away with filing charges on something like this. This is utter bullshit. The prosecutors should be disbarred. Any judge who doesn't immediately throw out the charges should be impeached. What, am I overreacting? Isn't that the whole point?
The kid wrote an essay of his stream of conciousness, as per the assignment. He did not censor himself, as per the assignment.
A rational response would have been to talk to him, find out why he wrote it, find out that yes, he was just following the assignment, and leave it at that. But rationality is not one of humanity's strong points, apparently. Ugh.
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