Teen Arrested Over Sarcastic Comment on Video Game
An 18-year-old Ohio teen is facing 8 years in prison for a sarcastic comment on the online game League of Legends.
Justin Carter and his buddies were having a sarcastic argument in the third person and, according to his father, went something like this:

"Someone had said something to the effect of ‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’ to which he 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,’" recalled Justin’s dad Jack. “The next two lines were lol and jk.”

A woman in Canada saw the comment, took it literally, and tracked down Carter’s address through Google. Noticing that Carter’s home was near an elementary school, she immediately notified the police.
Justin was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threats.
Justin’s parents have started a petition raise awareness of Justin’s situation.
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Teen Arrested Over Sarcastic Comment on Video Game

An 18-year-old Ohio teen is facing 8 years in prison for a sarcastic comment on the online game League of Legends.

Justin Carter and his buddies were having a sarcastic argument in the third person and, according to his father, went something like this:

"Someone had said something to the effect of ‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’ to which he 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,’" recalled Justin’s dad Jack. “The next two lines were lol and jk.”

A woman in Canada saw the comment, took it literally, and tracked down Carter’s address through Google. Noticing that Carter’s home was near an elementary school, she immediately notified the police.

Justin was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threats.

Justin’s parents have started a petition raise awareness of Justin’s situation.

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  15. burgundy-senpai reblogged this from djbraybray and added:
    WHOA THIS KID IS TOO EDGY Seriously though for joking like that he deserves that. It isnt even funny. And now League...
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    ARE YOU KIDDING ME! If this is how people reacted to half of the things I’ve said on the internet I would have been...
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    Sigh
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    This is plain stupid. The beautiful thing about comedy is that it can apply to EVERYTHING. The more taboo the subject...
  24. haaaaaaaaave-you-met-ted reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    ahahahahahahaha what a fucking idiot. You don’t say shit like that
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    Not exactly a tactful statement but he wasnt serious and there needs to be further proof than one statement on a mmo....
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  28. wrathfuldragon reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    I think people are overreacting, but one should never joke about shit like that.
  29. greenmcgeek reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    I think he shouldn’t have made the comment in the first case but he should be let off this once.
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    Sometimes, people just need to sit in a cell and think about the stupid shit they say.
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