Teen Faces Terror Charges for Blowup Doll Prank

He could get eight years in prison
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2011 2:40 PM CDT
Updated Jun 18, 2011 1:55 PM CDT
This is a random image of a blowup doll we found on Flickr.   (?Zawezome)

(Newser) – An Indiana high school senior is facing up to eight years in prison for the egregious felony of… bringing a blowup doll to school. Tyell Morton planted the doll in the girl’s bathroom as a senior prank, but administrators didn’t think it was funny. All they saw on the security camera was a hooded figure take a package into the bathroom and leave without it. Soon, the Indiana State Police bomb squad had been called in to deal with the raunchy inflatable.

Now Morton is facing felony charges related to terrorism laws, Discovery News reports. “I’m facing eight years for a doll, a plastic doll,” Morton told WRTV. “I didn’t put anybody’s name on it, nothing. Now I’m a terrorist for a prank gone wrong.” But the county prosecutor is unmoved. “In this post-Columbine world, that’s what you get when these kinds of things happen,” he said. For more, click here.

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