Discussion: Teen Jailed For Threatening To Shoot Friend For Leaking 'Star Wars' Details

Discussion for article #244056

Trump says he wouldn’t shoot leakers but he hates them almost as much as reporters so he can certainly sympathise with the teen.

Roy’s mother asked why her son was being arrested since it was only a BB gun in the photo, charging documents said.

Arthur was doomed from a very young age.
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I know kids are capable of extremely horrible things, but it really is pretty rare. You know what isn’t rare though? Kids saying stupid things and making foolish threats. This sounds like a monster over-reaction, unless the kid has a history of violence and instability. Especially if the ‘gun’ in question was really of the bb variety.

Yes, ignoring early warning signs is probably the most prudent course to take here.