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Teen in jail for months over 'sarcastic' Facebook threat.
By Doug Gross, CNN
updated 6:30 PM EDT, Tue July 2, 2013
-- It was a sarcastic Facebook comment during an argument about a video game. And, according to the father of 19-year-old Justin Carter, it was enough to land his son behind bars for months, facing the possibility of years in prison.
Carter, who is currently on suicide watch in Comal County Jail near San Antonio, Texas, has been locked up since February. He faces a charge of making terroristic threats, a felony that could theoretically bring a sentence of up to eight years.
"He's very depressed. He's very scared and he's very concerned that he's not going to get out," Jack Carter, Justin's father, told CNN on Tuesday. "He's pretty much lost all hope."
In February, Justin, then 18, and a friend were arguing on Facebook with someone else over the online video game "League of Legends."
"Someone had said something to the effect of 'Oh you're insane. You're crazy. You're messed up in the head,'" Jack Carter told CNN affiliate KVUE in Austin. "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.'"
According to court documents, Justin wrote "I'm f---ed in the head alright. I think I'ma (sic) shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them."
Jack Carter said his son followed the claim with "LOL" and "J/K" -- indicating that the comment wasn't serious.
But someone else -- Carter says a woman in Canada -- noticed the comment and reported it to authorities.
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Originally posted by Mamatus
Got news for ya, I have been too frightened to voice 95% of what I think online or anywhere else. It is the way of the modern world. See something say something. This kid added the note JK and still got torched. This is not even thought crime. this is years in jail for nothing more than black humor.....
All that I said would happen in the future 30 years ago, has happened. Scary poop kids, scary poop.....
Originally posted by VoidHawk
And now.............evryone gets too frightened to post their thoughts.
They win, we lose.