A High School sophomore tweeted about a mass homicide if Zimmerman was acquitted. With all the school shootings these days, is it no wonder some people got into a panic? He was charged with a felony.
Twitter has put a Zion teen between a rock and a hard place after he said he was going to shoot everyone in Zion if George Zimmerman was set free.
“If Zimmmerman free imma shoot everybody in Zion causing a mass homicide, and ill get away wit it just like Zimmerman,” read his tweet from the account @Mark12394995, which he then took down, but that started a conversation and reportedly the group Anonymous reported the tweet to police.
George Zimmerman is on trial for the shooting death of Travon Martin after the Neighborhood Watch captain approached the young Martin, who was in the neighborhood visiting his father.
Zion Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Dumyahn said the 15-year-old Zion-Benton Township High School sophomore was brought to the police station and his parents were furious.
Dispatch started receiving calls, including one from Kansas, the FBI, and Fox News who told Zion they heard it from a caller in Washington.
“There is no credibility to the threat. He has no weapons and no access to weapons,” he said.
“You can’t make statements like that because people will take it serious, and you have to. Law enforcement has to take it seriously,” said Dumyahn.
The teen has been charged with disorderly conduct, a Class 4 felony.