Well, here's a thoughtful approach to preventing another Virginia Tech. Let's just criminalize free expression:
One violent, profanity-laced English essay later and Allen Lee's future with the Marine Corps appears to be over.
Because of pending criminal charges stemming from his essay, Lee's recruiter told him Friday evening that the Marine Corps has discharged him from his contract, said Sgt. Luis R. Agostini, spokesman for the Marine Corps Recruiting Station Chicago.
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Police Thursday released portions of an essay used to charge a Cary-Grove High School student with disorderly conduct, leaving several experts puzzled at an arrest based on such schoolwork.
The students were even specifically told to write whatever they wanted and not to self-censor. And to think those of us in the Army used to be impressed by the Marines.