Was Evan Emory's Video a Prank -- or Child Pornography?

By now you've probably heard about Evan Emory, the 21-year-old aspiring singer-songwriter who's facing child pornography charges thanks to an ill-advised prank that many say went too far.

As the New York Times recently reported, Emory made headlines last month after posting a video on YouTube of what looks like him singing a song with graphic sexual lyrics to first graders at Beechnau Elementary in Ravenna, Mich. (In reality, the class was videotaped listening and reacting to Emory's performance of “Lunchlady Land.” Once the kids left, Emory and a friend videotaped the a different song -- one rife with sexual innuendo --  and edited the video as if the class was listening and reacting to the dirty song.)

Parents, not surprisingly, weren't amused -- and Emory was arrested and charged with manufacturing and distributing child pornography, an offense that could potentially give him 20 years in jail.

What do you think? Are parents overreacting to Emory’s charges? Take our poll now!
 

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