Let’s hope this was just a sick joke.
A student at the University of Kentucky is facing terrorism charges after e-mailing a photo of comic book character and Batman villain The Joker to a university official, reports the Kentucky Post.
Before sending the e-mail, Steven Kennedy had filed a discrimination complaint against the administrator, which had been dismissed.
If it was a joke, the timing couldn’t be worse.
James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in a shooting at the Aurora, Colorado premiere of the Dark Knight Rises on July 20 told police that he was the Joker.
Days later, Neil Prescott, a Maryland man, allegedly told his former boss at Pitney Bowes, “I’m a joker and I’m gonna load my guns and blow everybody up.” Police detained him after they found 25 firearms and several thousand rounds of ammunition at his home, reports NBC News.
After the Colorado killings and the apparent close call in Maryland, Kennedy’s stunt shows extreme immaturity at best and something more sinister at worst. Joker jokes simply aren’t funny right now.