Justin Carter, 19, has been jailed for nearly 100 days in Texas for Facebook posts about shooting kindergartners, reports the Houston Chronicle. “What I said was terrible, mean and downright stupid,” Carter told a judge. He is charged with making a terroristic threat. “The misunderstanding was that I wasn’t trying to scare anyone, I was trying to be witty and sarcastic. I failed and I was arrested.”
Defense attorney Donald Flanary says New Braunfels, Tx., police overreacted by filing a criminal complaint March 20. Carter was indicted for threatening “to shoot up a kindergarten, watch the blood rain down and eat the beating heart out of one of them.” His original court-appointed lawyer, Ivan Friedman, called the state’s case “very weak.” “They can’t prove intent,” said Friedman, who has filed motions seeking a bond reduction and the suppression of Carter’s statements to investigators.