Downtown of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Stacy Swallows (a tragic name if ever there were one) is accused of holding teens at gunpoint in a cemetery.

Police have accused a high school teacher of holding teenagers at gunpoint after he found them ghost-hunting in a Tennessee graveyard. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says deputies went to Shipley Cemetery, outside of Chattanooga, on Saturday night after a complaint of shots fired. Police say they confiscated an assault rifle from 45-year-old Stacey Swallows. Several teens, ages 16-19, told deputies they had gone to the cemetery after reading an online ghost story about it. They say as they were leaving, Swallows blocked the road with his vehicle, pointed the rifle at them and told them to stay until police arrived.

Come on now, who hasn’t wanted to hold teens at gunpoint until the police arrived?  I guess the guy just snapped.  But ‘ghost hunting’?  No- they were there to do mischief and then made up some lame story when they got caught (as teens are wont to do).   And by the way, the fact that the guy is a teacher is totally irrelevant.  If he were a garbage collector would they have mentioned that?   It wasn’t a school cemetery and he wasn’t armed on school time or school property.  He was just a guy who probably had gotten tired of teens vandalizing a cemetery and decided he had had enough.

2 thoughts on “Snapped

  1. C’mon Jim, where’s your Total Depravity call?

    Sure he snapped, but he also pointed a weapon at minors with no weapons. Threatening death to children (except the 19 year old… though according to you biological adulthood doesn’t start until 22) who aren’t threatening death back is depraved.



    • not when its a herd of marauding teens. then its self defense and protecting the innocent who may fall victim to their violence. herds of teens are never up to something good at night. herds of teens at nights- always, always up to evil.


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