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'LOL, JK': Texas teen faces 8 years in prison for making 'terroristic threat' online

Washington Times
June 30, 2013

 

An Austin, Texas, teenager faces eight years in prison for making a “terroristic threat” after he made a sarcastic comment online about shooting up a school.

Justin Carter was 18 back in February when a dispute over the online video game “League of Legends took an ugly turn on Facebook, KHOU.com reported.

“Someone had said something to the effect of ‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’ to which he replied, ‘Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head, I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts,’ and the next two lines were lol and jk,” said Jack Carter, Justin’s father.

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UPDATE: Terrorized for Being a Kid: When Prosecutorial Zeal Becomes Domestic Terrorism

 

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