I’ve heard multiple stories this semester about professors not receiving/losing final projects and giving Incompletes. If you’re one of those unfortunate ones still hanging in limbo, hey, at least you didn’t fuck up as badly as this kid:
A college student who mistakenly submitted a compact disc loaded with child pornography images to his professor last week is now facing felony kiddie porn possession charges.
Andrew Erickson, 18, of 57 Lee’s River Ave., Swansea, was arrested by Fall River and Swansea police late last week. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge and was released after a family member posted his $500 cash bail.
The Bristol Community College student was to submit his computer information systems final examination on compact disc last week.
But instead of submitting the class work, Erickson allegedly handed in a disc that contained images of children as young as 7-years-old in sexually explicit situations. The disc, according to police reports, listed each youth by age, ranging from 7 to 14.
And now for the best part– Check out the e-mail he sent off to his professor upon realizing his mistake:
“Oh snap, I am sorry. I accidentally gave you my friend’s mixed music CD that I meant to keep here and install the music on my computer,” Erickson said in an e-mail to his professor. “I found the CD with the (final exam) on it. If there’s some way I could send it to you, that would be great.
I am sorry about that, and hope it didn’t affect the grade at all. Again, if I could get that CD back so that I can install the music. Sorry for the mix up.”
Oooooops. A for effort. Consider this another Collegiate Dumbass of the Week.