Prosecutors: Who tipped off cops to New Braunfels teen's Facebook threat?

Prosecutors: Who tipped off cops to New Braunfels teen's Facebook threat?

Prosecutors: Who tipped off cops to New Braunfels teen's Facebook threat?

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by Gary Cooper / Kens5.com

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Posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:46 AM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Prosecutors are searching for the person who tipped off Canadian cops about a New Braunfels teen's comment on Facebook.

Justin Carter posted a comment on Facebook that has brought a storm of controversy.

"...I'ma SHOOT UP A KINDERGARTEN," The comment read in part. A woman named Hannah Love from Canada commented, took a screen shot of the post and sent it to Canadian police.

Carter spent five months in jail and is awaiting a trial. His attorney, Don Flanary, wants to talk with Love.

"I want to talk to Hannah Love because I want to know the context of the conversation," Flanary said.

Flanary went on to say that prosecutors can't find Love or the original post.

"Context is everything, or the original post," Flanary said. "The actual thread has been lost by Facebook. The court has ordered the state to turn it over but the state says they don't have it."

Flanary argued that his client was making sarcastic remarks and had no intentions of shooting anyone.

"You can tell, if you have any logical sense of the English language, on its face, it's sarcastic," Flanary said.

Prosecutors argued Carter's rights to free speech ended when his language turned threatening.

Carter is currently out on a $500,000 bond.

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