Teenage Gamer Arrested For Violent Facebook Comment

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Justin Carter: The 19-Year-Old Arrested For Violent Facebook Comment Has Bail Set At $500,000

  • 07/03/2013 06:08 PM EDT U.S.

Justin Carter was playing online game League of Legends when he posted a comment so offensive, he was arrested. The 19-year-old was later convicted for a third degree felony of making terrorist threats with a bail set at $500,000.

The post said: "I think Ima shoot up a kindergarten/ And watch the blood of the innocent rain down/ And eat the beating heart of one of them." 

His parents say their son wrote "jk" at the end of the comment and was responding sarcastically. They said the teenager, who has been imprisoned since the arrest in February, has been beaten and abused in jail.  Carter could spend up to 10 years in prison if he's convicted at a hearing on July 16.