An article I read was about a teen who was arrested after he had made a comment on Facebook about bombing a school. When I read the title of the article, I thought, well, that's pretty bad making a comment like that, but as I read how it was used in context, I realized this kid is being treated unfairly! When is anyone going to start using some common sense?!
Carter, 19, was arrested in February of this year following an argument he had on Facebook regarding "League of Legends," an online video game.
"[S]omeone had said something to the effect of 'Oh you're insane, you're crazy, you're messed up in the head,’" Jack recalled to ABC affiliate KVUE in an earlier interview. "To which [Justin] 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' [all sic]."
Despite the teen's insistence of "lol" and "jk" -- internet shorthand for "laughing out loud" and "just kidding," respectively -- a woman who came across the comment on Facebook failed to see the humor. She alerted police after realizing Carter lived near an elementary school. On February 13, a judge authorized a search warrant. A warrant for Carter's arrest came one week later, reports WPTV. -Huffingtonspost