Assigned to draw a scary Halloween mask in art class, a Georgia fifth-grader crafted a bloody vampire. He wrote “I Kill For Blood” next to the drawing. The art teacher liked it. The homeroom teacher reported it to the vice principal, who called in Campus Police, who required the boy to go through a psychological evaluation.
(The teacher) believed the blood looked a lot like gang-related teardrop tattoos, and she thought the words “I Kill For Blood” could be tied to an infamous Los Angeles street gang known as The Bloods.
Jordan’s mother, LaKisha Hood, was shocked to find that her son’s art lesson had evolved into a gang investigation.
“They told me the droplets could actually be a gang symbol for the number of people he killed,” she said.
The boy passed the evaluation — apparently he is not a serial killer — and is now back in school.
Via Detention Slip.