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Submitted by iamnsuperman 674d ago | news

Now We've Heard It All: Minecraft Blamed in School Violence Case

A nine-year-old Orlando, Fla. boy—"so tiny ... he could barely see the judge over the podium"—was sentenced to home confinement by a state judge after he brought "multiple weapons to school." The video game being blamed? Minecraft. Mine-bleeping-craft. (Culture, Minecraft)

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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   674d ago
HAHAHAHAHA,STUPIDITY THERES NEVER ENOUGH
Godmars290  +   674d ago
Well. we are talking Florida here. The go-to State when radio morning host need stupid/weird news.
PoSTedUP  +   674d ago
mindcraft. o.O
Army_of_Darkness  +   674d ago
Armed with maybe Lego shaped weapons?? That used Lego bullets??
TheTwelve  +   673d ago
EVERYTHING stupid happens in Florida.
vishmarx  +   674d ago
-_-
gaelic_laoch  +   674d ago
Lego Batman is x100 more violent! Ban the Bat!
3-4-5  +   673d ago
One of the least violent games ever is being blamed ?

How dumb are people ?
ABeastNamedTariq  +   674d ago
Oh hell no, lmao.
Metamorph93  +   674d ago
Naturally everyone is going to hop on the band wagon for blaming video games for their crimes now. His parents probably told him to say it.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   674d ago
Did he bring a pick axe?
Ultraplayerxp  +   674d ago
If it was a pickaxe it would've been totally justified lol
Godlovesgamers  +   674d ago
They shouldve given the father a thorough mental examination!! Clearly the parents are the ones at fault here, not the kid.
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Soldierone  +   674d ago
Damn those video games! Whats next, beating people with guitars thanks to guitar hero? The madness needs to stop!

/sarcasm, unless Fox news needs me to work for them. ;)
HexagonalSquid  +   669d ago
FIFA is the reason people are getting hit in the head by footballs(!)
yewles1  +   674d ago
Gran Turismo to be blamed for hit-and-run's next...
elhebbo16  +   673d ago
or for kids magically learning how to drive lol..
1nsomniac  +   674d ago
If any game should be blamed for violence, then I completely agree it has to be this one, can we just leave it at that!
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   674d ago
Seriously I'm confused. I phing. Because it's happened and it frankly makes sense (to some degree) despite the game clearly not being the issue at all.

But minecraft? That thing is pixelated up the ass. I don't think anyone can play it and think 'I should do this in real life'. Clearly an excuse. The father should get the death penalty. Not for being stupid, but for being stupid AND producing offspring. That shit should be illegal.
Skate-AK  +   673d ago
I was playing GTA at 9. I don't see how a game would entice someone to carry weapons.
GuruMeditation  +   673d ago
Suuuure. And I was inspired to blood curdling violence by Katamari Damacy.
Shadow-girl2197  +   673d ago
Lets see who to blame a yes games the parents have nothing to do
Nope sir it was 1 of the most violent games in history
Minecraft -_- i have given up hope.

BTW WERE DAFUQ U GET GUNS ON MINECRAFT i have never lol harder in my
Life.
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shadowmist13  +   673d ago
Did the kid try to break the wall with his hands?NO!,and the only gun in minecraft is gunpowder...in other news mass murder inspired by teletubbies.This father is probably a redneck or something because minecraft inspire children to build stuff and maybe bang their fists against a wall,but not this.
KimikoGaming  +   673d ago
He brought several weapons to school that aren't found in the game.

My guess here is that the child is like my brother. My parents said that he will not play Call of Duty anymore. But one day when my parents were at work, my brother's friend downloaded CoD to my brother's Xbox. Now, whenever my brother plays the Xbox, he plays CoD, and as soon as he hears someone coming up the stairs, he quits and loads up minecraft.

I wouldn't be surprised if this was the situation, and the dad only saw the kid playing minecraft, but the true violence was from the kid playing a different game while being unsupervised.
HexagonalSquid  +   669d ago
"They use hammers to dig and knives and guns to protect themselves from zombies,"
No "They" use pickaxes to dig and swords and bow and arrows to defend from zombies and skeletons etc. A sword and a bow and arrow are pretty difficult to smuggle into a school

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