View Full Version : Student to face possible years in jail for blow up doll in the school bathroom prank?

netscape check two
07-06-2011, 02:43 AM
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When 18-year-old Tyell Morton put a blow-up sex doll in a bathroom stall on the last day of school, he didn't expect school officials to call a bomb squad or that he'd be facing up to eight years in prison and a possible felony record, certainly more than a forced hair cut.

The senior prank gone awry has raised questions of race, prosecutorial zeal and the post-Columbine mindset in a small Indiana town and around the country, The Indianapolis Star reported in its Tuesday editions.

Legal experts question the appropriateness of the charges against Morton, and law professor Jonathan Turley at George Washington University posed a wider question about Morton's case on his legal blog.

"The question is what type of society we are creating when our children have to fear that a prank (could) lead them to jail for almost a decade. What type of citizens are we creating who fear the arbitrary use of criminal charges by their government?"

A janitor at Rushville Consolidated High School saw Morton run away from the school May 31, and security footage showed a person in a hooded sweatshirt and gloves entering the school with a package and leaving five minutes later without it, according to court documents.

Administrators feared explosives, so they locked down the school and called police. K9 dogs and a bomb squad searched the building before finding the sex doll.

"We have reviewed this situation numerous times," Rush County Schools Superintendent John E. Williams told the newspaper last week. "When you have an unknown intruder in the building, delivering an unknown package, we come up with the same conclusion. ... We cannot be too cautious, in this day and age."

Morton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and institutional criminal mischief, a felony that carries the potential of two to eight years in prison.

"I know there has been plenty of pranks done at that school," said Morton's mother, Cammie Morton. "I went to that school. When I heard what they was charging him for, my heart just dropped."

Joel Schumm, a professor at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, questioned the validity of the charges.

"Their reaction is understandable, but use the school disciplinary process," he said. "Don't try to label the kid a felon for the rest of his life."

The Rush County Prosecutor Philip J. Caviness told The Associated Press that he doesn't intend to seek a prison term for Morton, but said school officials acted appropriately and that the charges are warranted.

"I'm pretty comfortable with the charges that we've filed," he said.

Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts focused on Morton's case recently in his nationally syndicated column, suggesting that Morton's case was another example of unfair treatment for a black youth without a wealthy family.

Morton's father brushed off that suggestion when Pitts asked him about it, and Morton's mother declined to discuss that point with The Star.

Morton's attorney, Robert Turner, also downplayed race, suggesting that the size of the small blue-collar city an hour southeast of Indianapolis played a role.

"I don't think they do this sort of thing very often," Turner said. "Had this happened in Indianapolis ... they would not have had this kind of charge filed."

Morton's mother said Tyell Morton wants to attend college, but is worried about the case.

"It's stressful for Tyell," Cammie Morton said. "He doesn't know where his life is going to end up. He has been looking I'll just put it this way: He's scared."


07-06-2011, 02:59 AM

If he goes to prison over this sex doll prank...uh... the people in prison...well...they uh...


netscape check two
07-06-2011, 03:04 AM

Mumm Ra
07-06-2011, 03:06 AM
lmao @ salad man

anyways, this whole 'justice system' needs an overhaul, shit is ridiculous on all sides of it to the point its just straight up abusive no matter what you're getting charged for, or why you're getting charged for it

Lex Lugor
07-06-2011, 03:18 AM
"I Called Her Vagina Rhianna After I Fisted Her" Bahaha rep for the sig man.
Oh yeah, the kid, poor kid.....

07-06-2011, 04:03 AM
Whutt's the idea of goin to 'court', ya feel meh?
It's a 'game', dunn dunn!
Ya put the ball in the other guys 'court'.

One team throws back words and allegations back to the other side.
And back again, cee?
It's a ball game, for realz.
The judge, wearing a black robe, is the ref, ya dig?

The judge rules from the 'bench', uh huh.
Etymology of 'bench'...comes from 'banc' to bank.
Judge rules fo the 'bank', CREAM! The judge is a banker.

Ya find 'banks' on boaf sidez uv a river.
It directs flow of the 'current'
or shuud ah say... 'current of the sea' or uh...'currency'!!!

Ya money is 'currency' or cash flow.
What is money but a symbolic representation of your 'energy' or work?
Like batteries.

Eva heard of 'circuit court', eh?
What happens when ya interupt the flow of energy?
Ya get 'CHARGED'!! hahaha

'Counts' 1, 2, and 3, or 'accounts'?

All crimes are commercial, right?
It's all about da dough.
At the end, somebody has ta pay wit dough or they life (energy).

If ya convicted as a criminal offender, ya would be placed in a CELL.

You could pay bail or ba'al to get out. Find out who ba'al is? hahah
Ancient Phoenican Commercial Laws.

After that, I guessed you PAID ya debt to society!! hahaha


07-06-2011, 08:49 AM
Institutionalized Criminal Mischief offers an 8 year Felony Charge?

The word mischief shouldn't even warrant a court appearance.

Mischief means something of minor annoyance... Normally it's a misdemeanor charge for vandalism which he didn't even commit...

07-06-2011, 08:59 AM
I think at the most they should fine him for whatever it costs to bring out the swat team and all.

07-06-2011, 09:06 AM

07-06-2011, 09:51 AM
The subtext is they want to kick this kid out cos hes got an afro. Not cos hes black, they just think his haircut is passe.

netscape check two
07-07-2011, 01:18 PM
I could see kicking him out cause of cornrows, but not an afro.