High School Student Allegedly Arrested For 'Killing Dinosaur'

David Cornell

A high school student says he was arrested for "killing a dinosaur" for a school project. It seems only Steven Spielberg can get away with it, and he has a picture to "prove" it.

Alex Stone and his classmates were told to write a few sentences about themselves as though they were Facebook status updates. It seems that Stone took a little extra liberty and described something completely impossible, and he claims law enforcement came after him for the use of potentially violent words.

Stone, 16, explained what he wrote:

"I killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur, and, then, in the next status I said I bought the gun to take care of the business."

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Alex Stone's mother Karen Gray told the local news that she doesn't understand the actions taken:

"I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have 'gun' in it. But a pet dinosaur? I mean first of all, we don't have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he's not even old enough to buy a gun."

Alex Stone added:

"I regret it because they put it on my record, but I don't see the harm in it. I think there might have been a better way of putting it, but I think me writing like that, it shouldn't matter unless I put it out towards a person."

Stone was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct over his assignment, and suspended from school for a week.

Was the Summerville High School teacher simply being too cautious?

[image via Oceans of Kansas]