From Chicago ... A straight-A student was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he wrote an essay that his creative-writing teacher found "violently disturbing," though it didn't threaten anyone in particular. The student, who is a senior, is not being allowed to attend classes at that school, though he's not been officially expelled or suspended. (Via Fark.)
From the story: Cary Police Chief Ron Delelio said the charge was appropriate even though the essay was not published or posted for public viewing.
Disorderly conduct, which carries a penalty of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine, is filed for pranks such as pulling a fire alarm or dialing 911. But it can also apply when someone's writings can disturb an individual, Delelio said.