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Monday, January 09, 2006

More Felony Foolishness 

A student in Ohio has been arrested for telling people to go to his school's homepage and refresh it (registration required... click here for help):

The incident occurred Dec. 2. Using a school computer, Stone created a blog on a Web site that encouraged others to use a link to another site. Once at the second site, Stone told users to "hold down F5 to help crash my school server," according to police reports.

Forchione said school officials noticed that Lake High's computer system was slowing down and called a technician who discovered the problem and its source.

School officials contacted Uniontown police, who investigated the case and turned over information to Forchione’s office.

Forchione said he filed charges because students need to know that officials will be aggressive when dealing with computer crime.

They can pass a law against that? By all accounts, he didn't actually do the refreshing himself (or they have no proof of it)... he mearly suggested others do it. And this is no secret attack either... its actually pretty low brow.

I'm guessing that all those Iraq War protesters who are suggesting that soldiers kill their officers, and that George Bush be assassinated will be arrested next? Let's get some perspective people.


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