Folks, if you think there is total and complete freedom of speech on the internet, you best think again. Responsible free speech, yes. Threats to the President of the United States, no. There are consequences to your actions, as 14 year old Julia Wilson learned.
She posted a picture of the president, scrawled “Kill Bush” across the top and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand. She later replaced her page on the social-networking site after learning in her eighth-grade history class that such threats are a federal offense.
It was too late.
The teen then learned that search engines can be unforgiving. So can the reaction of the Secret Service when checking a threat made against a President. They are all taken seriously as one never knows.
Federal authorities had found the page and placed Wilson on their checklist. They finally reached her this week in her molecular biology class.
The 14-year-old freshman was taken out of class Wednesday and questioned for about 15 minutes by two Secret Service agents. (Access North GA)