Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hoosier schoolgirl gets medieval...


“It’s heavy, and it’s metal, and it’s sharp,” Detective Sgt. Darlene Breitenstein said after delivering the girl to the Lake County (Ind.) Juvenile Justice Center, where she is being held on battery charges.


"That type of weapon would surprise anyone,” said Lt. Samuel Roberts of the Gary Police Department. “It's not the typical weapon that you may find at a school."

8 comments:

Splotchy said...

Y'know, it's awful when violence occurs in a school, no matter what kind it is.

But, if it happens, I'd prefer it to be done with a flail.

I feel a little guilty, especially since all that has transpired in the last week, but this is a pretty cool story.

Bubs said...

Yes, there's something to be said about old-fashioned personal violence. For one thing, as a potential victim, you can outrun a flail.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I've actually always wanted one of those things. I would use it judiciously of course.

lulu said...

One of our kids brought a broadsword to school a few years ago. She couldn't get it past security. Huh, what is it with girls and Ren Fair weapons?

Johnny Yen said...

When medieval weapons are outlawed, only outlaws....

Bubs said...

Johnny, you can have my flail when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

Lulu, that's interesting. I see grant money coming your way. I'm especially intrigued that she couldn't find a shank or a handgun laying around she could have used.

Barbara, thank you for using your powers for good and not evil.

Dino aka Katy said...

I thought Ren Fair doesn't open up till June? Mhh she must have kept it from last year

Tenacious S said...

I'd like to say this surprises me, but I have been to Indiana.....