A student completed a math problem, drawing the square-root sign, and was reported to the police for terroristic threat because of a comment that it looked like a gun.
A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about the mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school. They learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign.
Really? Someone thought about pursuing terrorist threat criminal charges because he said a radical (square root) sign LOOKED LIKE a gun?
…meanwhile, your next school shooter is thought of as a law-abiding gun owner right now.https://t.co/RdDyk0B0ds
— Andy Jakcsy (@IlGreven) February 22, 2018