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Teen Faces Terrorism Charge for Simulated School Shooting

September 16, 2013  | 

App screenshot via WGNO.
App screenshot via WGNO.
A 15-year-old student at H.L. Bourgeois High School has been arrested after he posted a YouTube video of him appearing to gun down his classmates in a first-person shooter game.

The teen has been charged with terrorizing and interference with the operation of a school, reports WVUE. Authorites have not named him because he's not an adult.

He used a mobile app called "The Real Strike, First Person Shooter" to take video of his classmates and superimpose their images to make it look like he was shooting them.

Tags: Campus Safety, Apps, School Shootings


Comments (7)

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LT @ 9/16/2013 7:42 PM

Am I the only one that doesn't know where this took place? I mean what city and state? The article doesn't mention that. I don't know where H.L. Bourgeois High School is. Come on guys, be more specific with your articles and do some research.

Jeremy David Young @ 9/16/2013 8:38 PM

It happened in or around Gray, Louisiana

Charlene Smith @ 9/17/2013 3:33 AM

It also doesn't explain why this child is being charged and not the makers of the games either as accessories, or for inciting a criminal act. Could you explain why this has not happened?

Mark @ 9/17/2013 7:25 AM

Who in the hell thought it would be a good idea to make an app that lets you even do something like this? So you can film real people and then kill them in a video game? Unbelievable!

Sgt. Mike @ 9/18/2013 11:24 PM

Am I the only person that thinks we may be enforcing political correctness with criminal charges. If anything he needs to be charged with having poor social skills and bad taste for this behavior.

At exactly what point do kids get to act like kids when nobody is injured? Kids are removed from school for eating their toast into a gun shape and charged with terrorism for making videos with violent images...what next?

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/19/2013 9:45 AM

Exactly what laws did this kid break?

Bob @ 9/20/2013 8:25 AM

If we arrest him than we should also arrest the maker of the app and the manufacture of any game that allows a student to just kill everything they see. Would you arrest him if he made this video game and sold it to the public?

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