Kid Posts Something Stupid on Instagram. What Happened Next Will Amaze You!

phone shockAlex67 | Dreamstime.comSome kid in Weston, Connecticut, anonymously posted "offensive messages" next to pictures of middle school students on Instagram. Here's what happened next:

Weston police have identified a juvenile who is responsible for posting threatening comments to Weston Middle School students on Instagram recently...

The suspect posted the comments, then removed them, saying he or she "just wanted attention."

The suspect will not be arrested, and no charges will be filed against the juvenile...The comments were not considered credible threats, and the case was closed, the Weston Forum said. 

The comments were admittedly pretty awful. ("YOU DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE" is one of the more printable options.) Some school officials—and some parents—freaked out a little. But the original poster removed the comments and apologized.

And then, unexpectedly, everyone managed to calm the hell down. No one was arrested. No one was shot. No one was named in news accounts. No one's life was ruined.

Weston Police Detective Carl Filsinger issued a press release about the incident yesterday:

“The nature of this case is about making a mistake on the social media and not realizing the kind of effect it has on others,” Det. Filsinger stated in the press release.

Well played, Weston.

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  • AlmightyJB||

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    2nd try

    Yo, administrators, I got an assault finger for *you!*

  • AlmightyJB||

    "Sometimes the right thing happens."

    And then come the lawyers.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    well damn how are we supposed to get our blood up now, KMW? *kicks pebble*

  • mr lizard||

    Wow, when did they invent the reverse BBK? Good job Weston PD

  • mr simple||

    Wow, I feel bad for Ohio. It is now officially dumber than Connecticut.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    Wait, restraint? Wasn't some special snowflake with parents in need of money traumatized enough for a lawsuit, at least?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Oh, I am so going to hold everyone accountable when some unrelated violence happens somewhere and I relate it back to this.

  • Andrew S.||

    Well I for one am shocked. Came in here covering my junk all ready for the kick, too.

  • Oriana S||

    Ah, but has anyone proposed any legislation yet?

  • Paul.||

    ("YOU DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE" is one of the more printable options.)

    In Hit&Run;-ese, this is pretty weak tea. Did he make any Warty-style threats?

  • ||

    Doesn't "YOU DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE" (and worse) meet whatever minimum standard is required to remove the quotes from "offensive messages"?

    Or is "YOU DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE" being used in some subtle context that I'm not aware of?

  • AdamJ||

    And nothing else happened? Really? Awesome

  • DenverJay||

    but... but... wait a minute... wasn't there an assistant DA looking to get some publicity for the next election? Wasn't there a bored police officer who thought he could get an adrenaline fix by convincing himself (and others) that he had just prevented the next Columbine? What the hell is WRONG with that town? I'll bet they don't even shoot old men or chihuahuas, either.

  • wwhorton||

    This was a prime dog-shootin' opportunity missed by the local pd. Massive concern theater could've occurred if only some parents or administrators had been on the ball.

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