Somewhere in Indianapolis, Tyell Morton is trying to figure out how he is facing an 8-year felony prison sentence for just trying to be silly on the last day of school.
Engaging in what is being called a ‘senior prank gone awry’ by the Associated Press, Tyell caused quite a commotion at Rushville Consolidated High School on May 31, 2011. A bomb squad was called out, some K-9 dogs and an intense police swat team took over the entire school after a blow-up sex doll was discovered in the bathroom. The school officials were simply reacting with standard procedure of an unidentified package being delivered to a public school facility. I think we have the Columbine incident to thank for the Calvary being called.
After the situation was calmed, Mr. Tyell Morton was arrested and charged with several offenses including institutional criminal mischief which is a felony that carries the potential of two to eight years in prison. I repeat the boy could get a maximum of eight years in prison and not be allowed to vote due to his felony record as a result of a prank gone wrong.
Being a parent, I always advise my teenager that it is very vital to make good choices no matter what. The moment one good person makes a bad choice, they may end up dealing with a decision that ultimately determines the fate of their life. But, we have a judicial system that has acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her only child after she withheld the whereabouts of her daughter 31 days after her disappearance. Not to mention, Casey will be released from prison in less than a week after serving a little over 3 years for lying to the police. Now, I’m no legal expert, but something about this situation just ain’t right!
I know cases are different and evidence must be presented to remove all reasonable doubt…BUT C’MON SON!!!!
Lesson to you youngsters, leave your blow up dolls at home unless it’s show and tell!