A Maryland teacher has been incarcerated for writing science fiction. Set 900 years from now, Patrick McLaw's stories depict the aftermath of a school shooting — a subject that alerted the police. He was forced to take a psychological evaluation, is now barred from school property, and is suspended from his job.


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Using this logic, authors of spy novels should all be investigated for espionage. And murder mystery writers should always be the top suspect in any murder that happens in their towns.