Tuesday, April 27, 2004

They Called the Secret Service?

A student's drawings prompt an interview with the secret service.
Secret Service agents questioned a high school student about anti-war drawings he did for an art class, one of which depicted President Bush's head on a stick.

Another pencil-and-ink drawing portrayed Bush as a devil launching a missile, with a caption reading "End the war -- on terrorism."

The 15-year-old boy's art teacher at Prosser High School turned the drawings over to school administrators, who notified police, who called the Secret Service.

I understand calling the police, but the Secret Service ?? It seems like a waste of resources to investigate a 15-year-old's violent political artwork instead of people who have a greater chance of causing harm. I guess the kid'll be watched by the government for the rest of his life.