Student, 15, arrested after playing shooting classmates video game on phoneBy Mason White 9:13 AM September 16, 2013
|The shooting game|
By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A student was arrested and charged with terror related charges after playing a violent video game in which the student shot several classmates, according to police reports in Louisiana.
Terrebonne Parish Police said that a student of HL Bourgeois High School, who is accused of using a mobile phone application to simulate the shooting of his classmates, was booked and jailed.
The application is called “The Real Strike” and simulates a shooting game, but the battlefield is real life.
“You cannot ignore this game,” Major Malcolm Wolfe said. “We do not know at what point the game becomes reality,” he added.
Wolfe said that the 15-year-old was arrested after posting a video on YouTube which showed him shooting his classmates on the video game. The boy said that he was frustrated and tired of being intimidated. He said he had no intention of hurting anyone.
“We have to take all threats seriously and we have no way of knowing without investigating and getting to the bottom of it,” Wolfe said.
He said the student was arrested for terrorizing and interfering with the operation of a school.
“With all the school shootings we’ve had in the United States, this game should not be played,” Wolfe said.
The parents told investigators that their son does not have access to any firearms.
The YouTube video was deleted.