He was ARRESTED for starting the rumor regarding a terror-like plot. He will most likely be CHARGED with disorderly conduct or communicating threats, both misdemeanors. Deputies don't "charge" you with a crime, they enforce and detain. The District Attorney will determine the depth of the crime and "charge" him accordingly. Unfortunately, this kid will not be made an example of - he'll receive a slap on the wrist from the court system, and maybe a suspension from school. Earlier this week, dozens of schools were close in Michigan because of two similar incidents where kids were spreading rumors about the Mayan Prophecy and planning Connecticut-like shootings. Folks, we can't have it both ways - many people "saw" the signs before the Connecticut massacre, but did nothing. This kid, while reportedly bright, obviously has no common sense and will have to now face the consequences.
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