Student's Essay Prompts School Action

Chicago-area high school senior Allen Lee recently wrote an essay with violent images that greatly disturbed his English teacher.

The teacher informed school administrators, who informed police, and Lee was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct.

The action has prompted a local debate about whether officials are overreacting because of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

Jay Field reports from member station WBEZ in Chicago.

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