Well, there more to it than i had originally believed. That being said, his original recollection isn’t exactly what happened.
Based on what he says here:
McKelvey said he once accidentally stole a calculator on loan from the school library.
He had kept the device after it was due, he said, and sold it in a panic for $20. Some of McKelvey’s friends, he said, would sell calculators obtained by other means.
“We were kids,” McKelvey said. “One of my friends stole an entire cart of them and basically was handing them out, and everyone all of a sudden could have $20 at any time. The point is we should have got detention, not warrants.”
A few things are problematic about that.
First he admits to stealing a calculator… But in that admission, he kind of bullshits about it. I mean, you don’t “panic” about keeping it, and then as a result, sell it. That’s kind of bull, right?
And then the part about his friend stealing a whole cart of the school’s calculators? I mean, at some point, you are stealing a non trivial amount of money from a public school… Which doesn’t tend to have tons of extra money.
So it’s a little different than his original story, right?