It’s time to remove “Home of the Brave” from our National Anthem.
A Chinese student was removed from Clements High School in Fort Bend, Texas after parents complained he had re-created the school grounds in a game and uploaded the map for his friends to play. The boy was placed in the district’s alternate education school and later arrested, as the police considered him a “terroristic threat”. The Chinese community and the boy’s mother have rallied behind him, saying the school has acted too harshly in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings. No charges were filed, though the boy won’t be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Also from here:
The map the boy designed mimicked Clements High School. And, sources said, it was uploaded either to the boyâ€™s home computer or to a computer server where he and his friends could access and play on it. Two parents apparently learned from their children about the existence of the game, and complained to FBISD administrators, who investigated.
â€œThey arrested him,â€ Chen said of FBISD police, â€œand also went to the house to search.â€ The Lin family consented to the search, and a hammer was found in the boyâ€™s room, which he used to fix his bed, because it wasnâ€™t in good shape, Chen said. He indicated police seized the hammer as a potential weapon.
â€œThey decided he was a terroristic threat,â€ said one source close to the districtâ€™s investigation.
A later report fromt he same site says they confiscated swords and not a hammer.
Police discovered five swords in the bedroom of a Clements High School senior whose home they searched after getting complaints about a 3-D computer â€œshoot-â€˜em-upâ€ game map the student designed, which depicted a portion of the school.
That information surfaced in a Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department report released Tuesday, and was confirmed by several district officials who also revealed other details about the case for the first time…
…Two sources close to the case said itâ€™s questionable whether the swords were usable as weapons, indicating they may have been decorative.