Secret Service investigates violent essay by seventh grader
WEST WARWICK, R.I. The Secret Service is investigating a Rhode Island seventh-grader's description of his dream day.
Officials say the boy was assigned to write an essay for English class describing what he would do on a perfect day.
They say his essay advocated violence against President Bush, Oprah Winfrey and executives of Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart.
The school superintendent says the boy's ideal day "would be to see the destruction of these people."
A Secret Service agent in Providence says the essay may have been a "cry for help," but he notes threatening the president is a felony.
Authorities won't identify the boy or his teacher or release a copy of the essay.
He's been temporarily barred from school.