Teen arrested for making threats on Twitter in re Zimmerman verdict

Teen arrested for making threats on Twitter in re Zimmerman verdict

george-zimmermanA 15-year-old high school student in Chicago has learned a vital lesson: That threats have consequences.

The Lake County News-Sim reports that the teen was arrested earlier today after tweeting a threat to commit “mass homicide” if George Zimmerman is found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The tweet, since deleted, read:

If Zimmmerman free imma shoot everybody in Zion [Illinois] causing a mass homicide, and ill get away wit it just like Zimmerman.

The teen, whose name was not released, was charged with disorderly conduct, even though deputies told the paper that there was no credibility to the threat.

About 20 tweets have been posted to the account since Friday, most in response to other users who are demanding an explanation for the youth’s actions. Some of his more recent tweets read, “m no killer” and “well i didnt know ppl would report me.”


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