Kentucky high-school student arrested for writing story about zombies


18-year-old William Moore, a high school student in Kentucky wrote a story about zombies overtaking a high school. It's the sort of thing that likely happens in high schools across the country - our unscientific research concludes that people think zombie stories are cool. 

But in Kentucky where it would seem zombie attacks are an all-too-likely occurrence, the kid's grandparents saw this and considered it a credible threat, and police concurred: Moore has been arrested and faces felony charges

"My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. I made it up. I've been working on one of my short stories, (and) the short story they found was about zombies. Yes, it did say a high school. It was about a high school over ran by zombies."

Even so, police say the nature of the story makes it a felony. "Anytime you make any threat or possess matter involving a school or function it's a felony in the state of Kentucky," said Winchester Police detective Steven Caudill.

This may sound patently ridiculous to most people, but it raises an interesting point: what are other states doing to stem the rising zombie threat?


UPDATE: An astute commentor points out this story is actually about three years old. Apologies all around.

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