As NPR's web site tells the story:
In addition to being arrested, the student was also discharged from his contract to join the Marines following his graduation.
The teacher informed school administrators, who informed police, and Lee was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct.
The action has prompted a local debate about whether officials are overreacting because of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech.
The Chicago Sun-Times has the student's essay posted on its web site (Warning: It's not for the faint of heart).
The story provides for me further evidence of how difficult a job teaching is in this day and age.
During my short time on the school board and observing the dedication that my wife and I have seen from most of our children's teachers, I've had the admiration reinforced for people who have dedicated their lives to teaching.
It is by far one of the most difficult jobs to excel in day-in and day-out.