Teens Turn in Classmate for Facebook Threats

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A Paulding County teenager faces three felony charges of making terroristic threats, plus one count of disrupting a public school, after police say he posted threats against three classmates on Facebook. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, other teenagers read the threats late Wednesday, told their parents, and called the Sheriff’s Department. WXIA TV reports deputies were searching for the 16 year old boy at North Paulding High School as buses were arriving Thursday morning. The teen turned himself in at the Sheriff’s office.  He will be held at a youth detention center until Monday, when he faces a hearing in juvenile court.

While some people use Facebook as an outlet to blow off steam, threats are keeping police busy around the world right now.

Earlier this week French Immigration Minister Eric Besson postponed his wedding to a Tunisian woman after more than 1,000 people pledged on Facebook to disrupt the ceremony.

And in Bogata, Colombia, counterrorism investigators are tracking the murders of three teens after their names were included on a death list posted on Facebook in August.

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  1. On their way to a billion active users, Facebook is the largest website that has ever existed. It only makes sense that people will begin to get in trouble within its digital walls. It still baffles me that people don’t realize how public their actions on Facebook really are. If you get bored go over to http://www.openbook.org. It’s a website that shows you how public your Facebook activity really is.