Secret Service agents harassed a seventh-grader because of something he said on Facebook that wasn’t even a threat. You know, when I see ridiculous shit like this I can’t help but think, “Wow…the terrorists really have won.”
After Osama bin Laden was killed, 13-year-old Vito LaPinta posted an update to his Facebook status that got the Feds attention.
“I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers,” says LaPinta.
A week later, while Vito was in his fourth period class, he was called in to the principal’s office.
“A man walked in with a suit and glasses and he said he was part of the Secret Service,” LaPinta said. “He told me it was because of a post I made that indicated I was a threat toward the President.”
The Tacoma school district acknowledged a Secret Service agent questioned Vito and that it was a security guard who called Vito’s mom because the principal was on another call. The school district said they didn’t wait for Vito’s mother to get there because they thought she didn’t take the phone call seriously.
“That’s a blatant lie,” Robertson said.
via Seattle Weekly
Updated: a reader pointed out he was 13, not 7. I must have been thinking of 7th Grade when I hastily hammered that out, so I corrected that and updated the link to one that still works. Thanks!