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)