Read how other classes could have been useful over at the Oatmeal.
North Brother Island is a completely abandoned island in the heart of one of the most expensive cities in the world. While it is now off limits due to its critical role as a bird sanctuary, the history of the island is truly fascinating, as are the many photos documenting its current, rundown condition.
Remember when you were an angry little teenager and hated high school. If you wrote at all at the time, you probably had at least one silly story where bad things happened at school. William Poole of Kentucky is the same way.
He wrote a short story about zombies taking over a high school -and was arrested with felony charges. According to Connecticut look up His bail is $5000 and should be paid in full prior release.
“Anytime you make any threat or possess matter involving a school or function it’s a felony in the state of Kentucky,” said Winchester Police detective Steven Caudill.”
Seriously, this is some bogus crap. I remember before the whole columbine thing, I had wrote a short story about a little girl with fish bowls for eyes. The other kids pushed her in a fountain. When fish swam in her eyes, she could see for the first time and noticed how much the other kids hated her, so she shot them.
It was a stupid story, something to get my angst about school out in a creative, non-threatening way. The kids who write these things aren’t the kids that will blow up the school. Nowadays, they love to take anyone who seems alienated and push them further towards the edge. The idea should be acceptance and understanding, not more hatred. My god these people are retarded.