17-year-old Ian Blair of Dover, Ohio was arrested for threatening to kill students and a faculty member of Dover High School. Of course some of those threats were posted on MySpace.
The student also described a MySpace page allegedly created by Blair that features pictures of Blair holding a variety of guns in numerous poses. Ernest said police found the weapons locked in a case in Blair’s home and seized them. Blair admitted having picked the lock to gain access to the guns.
According to police, the Web page lists Blair’s blog topics, which include “(the teacher’s last name) takes one to the head” and “fruit loops drenched in your blood.” He listed Adolf Hitler as his hero.
Blair’s defense? Wait for it…are you ready?…here it is…He says it was a joke.
Blair told police the whole thing was just a joke relating to a recent college campus shooting. However, he did admit it could be seen as a threat and as inappropriate.
Yeah, that one has never been tried before. His lawyer even goes one better…
Defense attorney Erick Bauer dismissed the allegations against Blair as “an active imagination.” He urged Magistrate Joy Reed to release Blair and allow him to return to school.
Cho Seung-Hui had an active imagination too. The judge sent Blair back to detention. Not the stay after school kind either.
Crossposted at MyCrimeSpace.