Secret Service Visits Antiwar Art Student

From Associated Press

Secret Service agents questioned a high school student about antiwar drawings he did for an art class, one of which depicted President Bush’s head on a stick.

Another drawing portrayed Bush as a devil launching a missile, with a caption reading “End the war -- on terrorism.”

The 15-year-old boy’s art teacher at Prosser High School turned the drawings over to school administrators. They notified police, who called the Secret Service.


“We involve the police anytime we have a concern,” Prosser Supt. Ray Tolcacher told the Tri-City Herald newspaper.

Secret Service agents interviewed the boy Friday. The student, who was not arrested, has not been identified.

The school district disciplined him, but district officials refused to say Monday what the punishment was. Tolcacher said the boy was not suspended.

Tolcacher said it was not a free-speech issue, but a concern over the depiction of violence.