Police: Grammar critique leads to Facebook death threat

2013-12-26T12:00:00Z 2013-12-27T11:53:06Z Police: Grammar critique leads to Facebook death threatBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com
December 26, 2013 12:00 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Police are seeking a criminal charge against a 15-year-old Hobart boy accused of making death threats on Facebook after another user of the social media site criticized his grammar.

Porter County police said they were notified Tuesday night that the boy had threatened to kill another Facebook user and his family with a SKS rifle.

The boy posted a photograph of the gun and also threatened to blow up the other person's house, police said.

The boy told police he was upset the other person had commented on Facebook about his bad grammar. He said he also was upset because the other user had used a racist slang toward him.

He said he had no intention of following through on the threats, does not have access to a gun and had found the posted photo of the gun online, police said.

Police said they would refer a copy of the report and Facebook posts to the juvenile probation department seeking a misdemeanor charge of intimidation.

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