TEEN JAILED FOR APP: 15-year-old Faces 20 Years For YouTube Video of Shooting Game [View all]
It just never seems to end: a student a H. L. Bourgeois High School has been accused of “using a mobile phone app to simulate shooting his classmates”. He was arrested, booked and jailed in Terrebonne Parish in Gray, LA last week. He’s now facing up to 20 years in prison for his.
The video the student made was with a perfectly legal app called “The Real Strike“. On the iTunes store description, it says: “Warning!!!: Do not use real guns in the real world!!! Let guns only exist in the apps!”
So what’s the problem? The 15-year-old who created the video with the app is charged with “terrorism”.
Local WGNO reports that “it simulates a first person shooter game, except the battleground is real life.”
“With all the school shooting we’ve had in the United States, it’s just not a very good game to be playing at this time,” Wolfe explained.
But the boy’s parents told investigators that their son took the video down when requested, and has never had any access to firearms.