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."