Chris Beamon, 13, walks out of the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center with his mother, Jan Beamon, in Denton, Texas Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999.

The seventh grader had been in jail five days for the horror essay he wrote for an assignment.

His English teacher, Amanda Henry, thought he did such a good job that she gave him an “A,” plus extra credit for reading it aloud in class. 

A post-Columbine Halloween horror story.

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