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article imageXbox Live Saves potential School Shooting

By guj_*     Jan 25, 2007 in Technology
Xbox Live has the power to save lives.
While chatting to a friend on Xbox Live, a teenager let loose that he was going to bring a 9 mm pistol to school. The recipient told his father who contacted the FBI who seized the would be shooter's Xbox and firearm."According to Ashville Police, an unnamed middle school student told a California teen during an Xbox 360 Live chat on Monday that he would bring a 9 mm pistol to school. That teen's father alerted the FBI. Parents and guardians expressed shock and concern about their children's safety.Administrators say they've taken precautions and painstakingly questioned students about the details surrounding the threats.Meanwhile, a certain tension lingers over the Teays Valley School District until more information can be learned.The 13-year-old middle school student involved in the initial investigation was taken into custody and charged with inducing a public panic.The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that a search warrant was executed, and the Xbox, a firearm (not a 9 mm) and other "items of evidentiary value" were seized."
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