A student in Canton, OH, asked a bunch of people in a chat room to go to his school’s web site and hit refresh a few times, thinking that maybe the server would crash.
He then posted a link to the server on a web page, encouraging people to go look at the page and hit refresh.
When a few hundred extra hits on the site were noticed, school officials contacted the police. The town Prosecutor charged the student with a felony, and the kid was taken to jail.
The story hit the web today, including FARK, Slashdot, digg, Boing Boing, and so on.
Pity the kid wasn’t a town trustee, or the Prosecutor might just have asked him to apologize.