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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

(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.

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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. (Read more Tyell Morton stories.)

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