Shocking! A 12-Year-Old is Facing Criminal Charges for Using These 3 Emojis in an Instagram Post


Emojis can pretty much be used to express any emotion or thought these days, but now, a 12-year-old girl is actually facing criminal charges for a message she sent using emojis. 
According to The Washington Post , the message was posted on Instagram by a middle-schooler in Fairfax, Virginia using another student's name. It read, in part:
"meet me in the library Tuesday 🔫 🔪 💣"
The use of the gun, knife, and bomb emoji resulted in the girl being charged with threatening her school and computer harassment, and she now awaits trial in juvenile court.

Last year, a New York City teen was charged with making a terrorist threat after posting a message on Facebook that read "N***a run up on me, he gunna get blown down 👮 🔫 🔫 🔫 ". A grand jury decided not to indict the teen on the charge.


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Shocking! A 12-Year-Old is Facing Criminal Charges for Using These 3 Emojis in an Instagram Post Shocking! A 12-Year-Old is Facing Criminal Charges for Using These 3 Emojis in an Instagram Post Reviewed by Angel M on 05:25 Rating: 5

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