A teenager in Massachusetts has been freed from jail one month after he posted what authorities called a Facebook terror post.
A grand jury refused to indict teenager Cameron D’Ambrosio after he was arrested on May 1 and accused of “communicating a terrorist threat.”
On his Facebook page the 18-year-old aspiring rapper posted the following lyrics:
“A boston bombing wait till u see the shit I do.”
Immediately after his arrest rights activists petitioned for the teens release, claiming that his freedom of speech was violated under the first amendment.
In revealing the Facebook terror post Lawrence District Court Judge Lynn Rooney issued an order on Thursday to release D’Ambrosio.
Before his release the Boston’s Center for Rights and Fight For The Future gathered 90,000 signature asking that D’Ambrosio be released from jail.
The 18-year-old high schooler was arrested after fellow students at Methuen High School alerted authorities to his Facebook posts.
If found guilty for posting his Facebook terror post the teen could have spent 20 years behind bars.
Do you think officials went too far in calling the teens message a Facebook terror post? Do you think teens should learn what type of comments to avoid while posting online?