Kid drops out of school for guitar hero with parents blessing

He’s not the first kid to drop out of school and spend his time playing video games, but 16-year-old Blake Peebles is probably the first to do so with his parents’ blessing.

Bloggers are up in arms over the story of Peebles, a North Carolina teenager who left high school to focus on his dream of being a professional Guitar Hero player – with the support of his parents.

“Seriously. Does North Carolina have some sort of state board that takes kids away from parents? They must, right?” asked blogger Dave Lozo, in a vicious reaction to the report that was made popular on link-sharing website StumbleUpon this week.

Mike and Hunter Peebles, who decided to support their son’s gaming dream after he found himself struggling at school, got a figurative hiding from the online community after The News & Observer broke the story. (link)

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2 Responses to “Kid drops out of school for guitar hero with parents blessing”


  1. 1 hall monitor August 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    This story made http://detentionslip.org! Check it out for tons of crazy headlines like this from our schools.


  1. 1 Weekend Road Warrior MBA student - No longer an outsider… · Trackback on August 24, 2008 at 7:24 pm

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