A Chinese student has been arrested in Texas, charged with “Suspected
Terrorist Activity”. This student was apprehended after parents discovered that
he had used plans of his High School in the creation of a map for an online
first person shooter. The authorities were notified after parents learned of the
map from their children, who had downloaded it off of the internet.
.They arrested him,. Chen said of FBISD police, .and also went to the house
to search.. The Lin family consented to the search, and a hammer was found in
the boy.s room, which he used to fix his bed, because it wasn.t in good shape,
Chen said. He indicated police seized the hammer as a potential weapon.
While no charges have been filed against the student, he has been removed
from Clements High School and will not be allowed to graduate with his former
I don’t know what to say. For most of us who have ever designed a 3d
environment, using familiar surroundings is very commonplace. With no sinister
motive, designers use plans for all sorts of different areas to add variety to
their designs. I don’t understand the punishment given to this student, who has
been cleared of any premonitions for violence.
He has been convicted of no crime but then the school expels him? I guess
“innocent until proven guilty” has no merit with the school board. Even with the
authorities finding no evidence of gaming-related causes for the Virginia Tech
shootings… It seems that we, as gamers, still are targeted as warped