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Student hoaxes internet site with fake detention letter
Posted: 17 December 2007 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://digg.com/software/Kid_gets_detention_for_using_firefox
the internet site in question and the resulting threats of emails and spam to the teacher who supposedly gave the detention

http://www.uploadgeek.com/uploads456/0/1197784327416.png
the letter in question

the response by the school
http://www.bigspring.k12.pa.us/news.php?action=view_article&article_id=2130

the aftermath on digg
http://digg.com/tech_news/Internet_Hoax_Student_WAS_NOT_Suspended_for_using_Firefox

I was fooled by the detention letter myself

its a pretty impresive hoax

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Posted: 17 December 2007 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Frankly, if I were the parent getting the fake letter…I would wonder about the teacher.  The language & syntax seem totally juvenile.  Umm…and how many American kids say “Grade 11”?  I thought that was a Canadian thing.  We say “11th grade”.

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Posted: 18 December 2007 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I heard this on the news yesterday, glad to see it was a hoax.

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Posted: 18 December 2007 11:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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This is one of the things I’m not so thrilled with the Internet for.  Some completely unidentified person comes along and posts a scan of a letter.  Nobody knows who he is, if he really is a student, if what is in the letter is what really happened.  Based on that alone, a bunch of people immediately whip themselves up into a frenzy and start attacking the school.

Yes, the Internet is good for finding information and for communicating.  But people need to show some sense and self-control, too.

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