Secret Service Investigates Essay By Seventh-Grader

Posted on February 5, 2006 

Secret Service Investigates Essay By Seventh-Grader

A seventh-grader who wrote an essay saying his perfect day would involve doing violence to President George W. Bush is being investigated by the Secret Service.

The unidentified boy from West Warwick turned in the essay on Tuesday, and his teacher alerted school officials. The assignment was to write about what he would do on a perfect day.

Thomas M. Powers, Secret Service resident agent in charge in Providence, said the investigation is ongoing but the essay may have been a “cry for help.” Threatening the president is a felony, he said.

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