In January 2010, five police officers came to our house. They made my mom stay upstairs and came down to my room in the basement. They started asking me questions about my computer. One of them had his gun out. I didn't know what was happening but they asked me if I jacked off to my computer. They asked me where I got my computer. Then they took my computer and left. I was scared and didn't know what to do. The police told my mom they wanted to look at my hard drive. They probably wouldn't be back. A couple years later they came and arrested me at school. They put me in handcuffs and took me to jail. Kids by the school school saw them take me away. They said I had child pornography. I didn't even know what that was. I got finger printed and they took pictures of me. The police were mean and I was scared. It was loud and there was lot's of stuff going on. I kept hearing my name a lot. I was in there forever. I still didn't know what the heck I did. I spent a bunch of hours in a cell before my mom and grandpa got me out. I never want to go there again. I did my best not to cry but I think I did. The judge said it cost 50,000 dollars to get me out. My uncle Tom called a lawyer, Mr. Kuenzel. We went to talk to him. My mom and my grandpa and grandma went with me. He talked a long time and I couldn't figure out what he was saying. The only thing I remember was he said it's not if you'll go to jail it's how long you'll go for. He was mean and grumpy and made me feel like I did something wrong. My mom said that the judge said I couldn't be around any kids younger than me. My sister was mad at me for a long time because she couldn't have her friends over anymore. Mom got to thinking that I might not be able to go to school. She called the lawyer and he said sure, send him to school. My aunt Kathy found something on the internet that said I would be in violation of bond if I went to school. I didn't know what that meant except that I couldn't go back. I might not get to graduate. Mom called the lawyer and asked if he could do something to get me back in school. I guess he called the judge and set up an appointment to go see him. The judge was going to say ok and let me go. We were waiting when the lawyer got there. He took us in to a room and threw a letter at my mom from across the table. It was from the school and they said I couldn't go back. I wasn't a student there anymore. Mr. Parks, the prosecuting attorney called the school the night before and told them I was charged with a felony concerning child pornography. They wouldn't let me go back and told me to get a GED.
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