Saturday, October 14, 2006
Secret Service Agents Question 14 Year Old About Myspace Page
Nicole King - All Headline News Staff Writer
Sacramento, CA (AHN) -
An eighth grader was pulled out of her middle school biology class and questioned by Secret Service agents Wednesday. Now her parents are saying the agents went too far.
Julia Wilson, 14, was pulled out of class after federal agents placed her on a checklist. Upset about the Iraq war, Wilson had posted a picture of President Bush on her Myspace page and wrote the words "Kill Bush" across the top with a dagger stabbing his hand.
Wilson replaced the page when she learned threats to the President are federal offenses. But agents had already seen the page. She was questioned for 15 minutes by the agents. Her parents say they should have been there. Wilson said the agents' questions led her to tears.
Her mother said an agent showed up at the family's home and spoke to her, but promised to return once her daughter was home. The school's assistant principal said he was given the impression her mother knew she would be questioned at school.
Legally, parents don't have to be present. Julia Wilson said the officers told her she could be sent to juvenile hall for making the threat. She says now, she's going to organize a student protest against the Iraq war.
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