As an author, I find this situation chilling:
A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave andâ€”in the words of a local news reportâ€””taken in for an emergency medical evaluation” for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace’s Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, according to news reports from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future.
What do you think?