Minecraft Blamed in School Violence Case (via kotaku)
“A nine-year-old Orlando, Fla. boy—”so tiny … he could barely see the judge over the podium”—was sentenced to home confinement by a state judge after he brought “multiple weapons to school.” The video game being blamed? Minecraft. Mine-bleeping-craft.
The unnamed student had “an unloaded handgun, a magazine with six bullets inside, a steak knife and a small-handled sledge hammer,” reports WFTV-TV of Orlando. The firearm came from his father’s home.
"The boy’s father said he was playing a character he learned from the video game Minecraft,” WFTV reports.
"They use hammers to dig and knives and guns to protect themselves from zombies," he said, according to the station.
WFTV reported that his father said “he was just acting out the game” and that the gun could never be fired, because it’s firing pin had been removed…”
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