anyone from Pittsburg?
"A fifteen-year old boy in America was incarcerated for twelve days, wrongly accused of making a hoax bomb threat - because his school had forgotten that the clocks had gone forward.
Cody Webb was arrested last month, after Hempfield Area High School received a bomb threat on their student hotline – which provides a range of information to students about the school - at 3.17am on March 11th. They believed they'd found the culprit when they traced the phone number they thought was responsible to Webb.
Unfortunately, the school forgot that the clocks had switched to Daylight Saving Time that morning. The time stamps left on the hotline were adjusted by an hour after Day Light Savings causing Webb's call to logged as the same time the bomb threat was placed. Webb, who's never even had a detention in his life, had actually made his call an hour before the bomb threat was placed.
Despite the fact that the recording of the call featured a voice that sounded nothing like Webb's, the police arrested Webb and he spent 12 days in a juvenile detention facility before the school eventually realised their mistake.
Webb gave an insight into the school's impressive investigative techniques, saying that he was ushered in to see the principal, Kathy Charlton. She asked him what his phone number was, and , according to Webb, when he replied 'she started waving her hands in the air and saying “we got him, we got him.”'
'They just started flipping out, saying I made a bomb threat to the school,' he told local television station KDKA. After he protested his innocence, Webb says that the principal said: 'Well, why should we believe you? You're a criminal. Criminals lie all the time.'
All charges against Webb have now been dropped."
EDIT: Actually, this link is far more comprehensive: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/trib.../s_501066.html
Last edited by Aikido; 04-18-2007 at 08:46 AM.
I would sue, sue them to hell and back and have the principle fired for negligence.
thats freaking funny. lawl.
I got a good giggle out of that.
Sue 'em. Dry.
I wouldn't think twice about it. That's just humiliating.
yeah, good plan. Let's sue the school district for all its worth.
Good thinking guys, good thinking.
'sides, with the Patriot Act, I think everything they did is technically legal.
fuck the patriot act.
my from just told me that the U of M just got a bomb threat. Mehhh
university of minnesota. =(
stupid ppl i swear. (not u 98, i meant the person who left the note)