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NC student "turned in" to Secret Service by Wal-Mart photo lab

More police-state insanity in Bush Country – you can’t even have a little photo fun without the fuzz coming to your door. Barco, the town where the student’s school is located, is across the sound side of the Outer Banks of the Tar Heel state. (Raw Story):

Selina Jarvis is the chair of the social studies department at Currituck County High School in North Carolina, and she is not used to having the Secret Service question her or one of her students.

…Jarvis had assigned her senior civics and economics class “to take photographs to illustrate their rights in the Bill of Rights,” she says. One student “had taken a photo of George Bush out of a magazine and tacked the picture to a wall with a red thumb tack through his head. Then he made a thumb’s down sign with his own hand next to the President’s picture, and he had a photo taken of that, and he pasted it on a poster.”

An employee in that Wal-Mart photo department called the Kitty Hawk police on the student. And the Kitty Hawk police turned the matter over to the Secret Service.

What would be the potential charge? Assaulting a photo of the Chimp?

In another report, it looks like SS didn’t file any charges.

Concerned that the thumbtack might represent a potential threat to the president, the company that developed the student’s film notified authorities.

…The Secret Service closed its investigation after learning that the photo was nothing more than a creation for a class project, said Jim Henry, a Secret Service agent based in Raleigh. He said no charges will be filed in the case.

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