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Secret Service probes kid's Bush fantasy

WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island seventh-grader whose ideal day included attacking President George W. Bush and Oprah Winfrey got some attention from the Secret Service.

In his composition, the boy also said he would go after Walgreen's drug store and Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart executives, the Providence Journal reported. He fantasized about "corporate America and the evil agencies of which the president, George W. Bush, is in charge of."

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When he submitted his homework assignment Wednesday, the boy's teacher read it and passed it on to a school administrator, who notified a police officer working at the school. The police officer then contacted the Secret Service.

Detective Sgt. Fernando Araujo, the head of the Police Department's juvenile division, said there were no specific threats in the paper and, therefore, nothing that rises to the level of a criminal charge. But a Secret Service agent said the case was still under investigation.

"The language wasn't very dark or malicious," Thomas Iannitti Jr., a member of the school board, said. "I'm not minimizing it, but this is a mixed-up adolescent. Everyone needs to relax. This kid is messed up. He needs help."

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