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#1 Bioslayer

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:13

Talk about finding ANYTHING to blame besides yourself! This is terrible. Minecraft is a fantastic game that allows people to be creative. My question to the dad is, how did the kid get the gun? Did he craft it?

 

http://www.wftv.com/...y-school/nZ8DK/

 

ORLANDO, Fla. —

A 9-year-old boy who made his first court appearance on school weapons charges was sentenced to home confinement Friday.

School officials said the boy brought multiple weapons to his elementary school in Hunter's Creek Wednesday.

An officer searched the student's bag and found an unloaded handgun, a magazine with six bullets inside, a steak knife and small-handled sledge hammer.

The guns came from his father's home, officials said.

A judge ordered the boy to home confinement and said his parents need to keep any and all weapons away from him.

The boy's father said he was playing a character he learned from the video game Minecraft.

"They use hammers to dig and knives and guns to protect themselves from zombies," the boy's father said.

Officials at Endeavor Elementary School on Balcombe Road said the 9-year-old boy told three friends before school that he had the weapons. Those three reported the information to a school resource officer, who found the student and isolated him from others in the school.

School officials said all protocols were followed, and authorities were called in to investigate.

The boy was charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a minor.

No injuries were reported.

The boy was so tiny that his detention uniform engulfed him and he could barely see the judge over the podium Friday.

"I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I couldn't believe it," said the boy's father.

The father said his son was just acting out the game.

He believes the gun could never have been fired.

"Well, the gun was stored in a drawer but the firing pin component had been removed," the boy's father said.

 




#2 remixedcat

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:45

Isn't the zombie invasion still going on in Florida though? 



#3 McKay

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:53

Goodlord Minecraft of all games to blame it on? I havent played for a while but can you even get guns in there? It was bows and sword last time I played. 



#4 francescob

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:00

As soon as one of those kids starts playing minesweeper, or even worse, solitaire, we'll all be doomed, doomed I say!



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:10

Solitare made me cut someone's arm off with a playing card!!!



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:12

As soon as one of those kids starts playing minesweeper, or even worse, solitaire, we'll all be doomed, doomed I say!

 

If I were his Dad I'd get him playing Forza Motorsport so he can become a famous Racing Driver, or get him building on Kerbal so he will become a Rocket Engineer. If violent video games make people murder people, it only stands to reason that racing games turn kids into professional racing drivers, Kerbal turns them into Space Engineers, hell get them playing Cooking Mama! You'll have a famous chef in no time.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:15

We need a Gordon Ramsey cooking game!



#8 vcfan

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:24

the father should be arrested for being such a dumbass



#9 Colicab

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 06:26

Skylanders made me kill small animals!!

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 07:07

I used to love Donkey Kong as a kid, I had it on my ColecoVision and played it so much. Then one day we went to the zoo...

 

I've never told anyone this, I still feel so terrible about it. That poor gorilla...



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 07:54

Thing is minecraft don't have guns unless you get a mod or something... 



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:03

We need a Gordon Ramsey cooking game!

 

An R rated cookery game?  :rofl:

 

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 21:41

Lemme know the next time someone spontaneously starts picking up tow-truck jobs and blames it on GTA



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 19:11

Next we will read about Hello Kitty: Island Adventure making me rob banks and burn the police station down...



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 19:22

Everyone knows that racing games cause people to rob banks and hide in secluded areas until the police stop wanting you.