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Texas man, 19, jailed over Facebook posting

Published On: Jul 03 2013 08:44:18 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 03 2013 04:27:19 PM CDT
Texas Flag news
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) -

Justin R. Carter never thought he'd be an object lesson in watching what you say in the social media.

The 19-year-old said he thought he was being edgy when he jokingly posted on Facebook that he was "going to shoot up a kindergarten."
    
Now, after spending almost 100 days in a New Braunfels jail, he said he regrets the Feb. 13 posting.
    
He remains in Comal County Jail with a $500,000 bond pending a July 16 court date, charged with making a terroristic threat.
    
New Braunfels Police Lt. John Wells said the threat was taken seriously after the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. Twenty young children and six women died.
    
Online petitions in his support have garnered about 30,000 signatures.