Teen Charged After Facebook Threats

Police says California youth created false account to issue them
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2011 2:27 PM CDT
The Facebook logo.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)

(Newser) – A California teenager is in hot water after police say he created a fake Facebook account and used it to threaten classmates, reports the Los Angeles Times. The 17-year-old at Millikan High School in Long Beach faces charges of making criminal threats and obstruction of justice. “Posting a threat online is no different than making a threat face-to-face,” said a police sergeant. The teen has been released to the custody of his parents and stripped of his computer. Police described the threats only as "pretty graphic."

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |