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Teen ‘League of Legends’ Player Makes School Shooting Joke, Could Be Jailed for 8 Years

League of LegendsBecause we now live in a world where ‘the land of the free’ is only free until you do something the majority dislike, it seems that Texas teenager Justin Carter has been jailed following a violent-themed joke back in February.

During a heated argument regarding MMO ‘League of Legends‘ with a friend on his Facebook account, Justin Carter jokingly responded with ‘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,’ followed by the terms ‘lol’ and ‘jk’. It should go without saying that this was simply a joke – a dark one at that, but just a joke and I’m sure we’ve all seen people with dark humour and trolls make similar remarks elsewhere online before.

Unfortunately, a Canadian woman who saw the post called the police after viewing his address and worrying that he lived close to an elementary school, so Justin was jailed a month later and has been so since (including on his 19th birthday.)

With a court hearing on July 1st and his parents setting up an online petition to convince their local Attorney to release their son, Justin has been charged with making a terrorist threat and if convicted, will face an eight year-long prison sentence. For a joke. Made on the internet.

That’s some tasty lookin’ ignorance of the 1st Amendment right there!

(Source: The Daily Caller)

About Ryan Brown

Commonly going by the alias 'Toadsanime' online, Ryan Brown acts as Coin Arcade's editor and primary writer. With an avid interest in various aspects of gaming -- including general gaming, indie gaming, retro gaming and merchandise collecting -- he aspires to build a career in the video game journalism industry. He also writes his own descriptions as if talking about somebody else, apparently.

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