(Original story at the SFGate here.)
I wrote about the online trail one leaves on Facebook in the story about the Facebook rapist. Looks like someone did not get the memo.
Anyway, this story is just weird. Why would anyone get on Facebook, make friends and then threaten them? It does not seem like money was involved. The boy probably is in dire need of psychiatric help.
Student arrested for alleged Facebook threats
Thursday, April 21, 2011
(04-21) 21:48 PDT Long Beach, Calif. (AP) —
A 17-year-old high school student in Long Beach has been arrested for allegedly threatening classmates on Facebook.
Long Beach police say the boy was taken into custody Thursday morning. He was booked on charges of making criminal threats and obstruction of justice and later released to his parents.
Police say an investigation determined the boy had befriended a group of fellow Millikan High School students on Facebook a week before the threats to harm the students began. The students reported the threats to police.
The boy was identified only as a 17-year-old student at Millikan High School.
Police also confiscated a computer and other devices from the boy’s home.