Tupelo, MS asked in Juvenile Law for Mississippi

Q: What charge can a minor be charged with for making an insinuation text about someone shooting at school?

The minor (14) was involved in a group text. He sent a message insinuating that his cousin needed to rescue him from school by some method, maybe shooting up the place or something idk. This message was sent to the local sheriff's office by a parent, said minor was questioned where he and the others said they were joking around (obviously very inappropriate), was threatened with being arrested, and has been turned over to youth court. What charges could he be looking at?

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: There are usually some minor cyber crimes that could be associated with this. Assuming that this is the youth's first time in youth court, the punishment should not be severe (if any is given); however, depending on the context and the prosecutor, you may want to consider hiring a private lawyer to fight the charge.

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