Minecraft Blamed in Weapons at School Case

In the, “you’ve got to be kidding me” section of the news, Minecraft is being blamed for a student’s actions.


A nine year old, Orlando, FL boy was sentenced to home confinement after he brought “multiple weapons to school.” What were these weapons?

  • An unloaded handgun
  • A magazine with 6 bullets inside
  • A steak knife
  • A small handled sledge hammer

“The boy’s father said he was playing a character he learned from the video game Minecraft,” WFTV reports.

“They use hammers to dig and knives and guns to protect themselves from zombies,” he said, according to the station.

WFTV reported that his father said “he was just acting out the game” and that the gun could never be fired, because it’s firing pin had been removed.

So let me get this straight. Your son had access to a gun and a magazine with ammo inside, but Minecraft is to blame?

There are no guns in Minecraft unless you mod the crap out of it. And– Hold on…

Did this grown man say they use hammers to dig?

I’m done. What are you thoughts?

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