A 15-year-old boy’s anti-war sketches prompted his art teacher to call in the principal, who called in the local police, who called in the Secret Service. The Secret Service interviewed the boy and pronounced him no threat to the president’s life.
The drawing that drew the most notice showed a man in what appeared to be Middle Eastern-style clothing, holding a rifle. He was also holding a stick with an oversize head of the president on it.
The student said the head was enlarged because it was intended to be an effigy, (family friend Kevin) Cravens said. The caption called for an end to the war in Iraq.
If the Secret Service has to vet every person in America who’s drawn a caricature of the president . . . Well, that would be stupid.
The CNN story says the school disciplined the boy, but didn’t suspend him. By what right was he disciplined? What school rule did he violate?