Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Teen arrested in Wikipedia Halloween threat

Hey, this story takes place in the Marathon Pundit neighborhood.

Wikipedia alerted Skokie, Illinois police about an unspecified Halloween threat against Niles West High School. A fourteen year-old student of the school allegedly posted the threat online--Skokie police arrested the student this morning.

Before the opening bell at Niles West, all 2,600 students passed through hand-held metal detectors before entering the school, according to NBC 5 Chicago.

The free-for-all method of posting on Wikipedia has drawn much controversy, and with this latest case, a new low has been reached.

Related Niles West post: Separation of church and state, but not the separation of mosque and state

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