Online "threat" sends Secret Service after 13 year old

We should be preaching it over and over to our children: “Be careful what you say online”. Words that are written in such a public forum are impossible to take back, and can get you in hot water if not chosen wisely. It’s what got a local student in trouble, losing her status as school body President as well as the chance to speak before her graduating class at Graduation Ceremonies, when she chose to write ill thought-out words about her teacher. It has caused job loss as blogs that were thought of as private were suddenly made very, very public.

And it’s what caused the Secret Service to visit a school in Tacoma, Washington to follow up on what they deemed a threat to the President of the United States of America – from the Facebook page of a 13 year old.


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