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Clock up: boy jailed 12 days over time change confusion

A 15-year-old sophomore at Hempfield Area High School in Pennsylvania was arrested for making a bomb threat last month. He was accused of phoning in the threat at 3:17am to a school hotline. Just one problem: one or more idiots at the school forgot to change the clocks at the time change, meaning that he'd actually called in an hour earlier and someone else had made the call.

The idiocy was compounded:

Webb gave an insight into the school's impressive investigative techniques, saying that he was ushered in to see the principal, Kathy Charlton. She asked him what his phone number was, and , according to Webb, when he replied 'she started waving her hands in the air and saying "we got him, we got him."'

'They just started flipping out, saying I made a bomb threat to the school,' he told local television station KDKA. After he protested his innocence, Webb says that the principal said: 'Well, why should we believe you? You're a criminal. Criminals lie all the time.'

He's since been released, and I'd imagine a lawsuit will follow.