Knox Co. teen in custody after social posting

Knox Co. DA Randy Nichols said he had not yet decided whether to charge the teen, whose posting included a picture of a victim of the mass shooting in Newtown and the comment that "this could happen here."

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in Knoxville have taken a 15-year-old boy into custody, but have not filed charges after a Facebook posting about the Connecticut school shooting.

Knox County District Attorney Randy Nichols said he had not yet decided whether to charge the youth, whose posting included a picture of a victim of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the comment that "this could happen here."

Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said a woman in Connecticut who saw it online called the Knoxville Police Department on Sunday.

DeBusk said the teen was on probation for a previous violation and juvenile court officials ordered additional counseling for him after he was taken into custody.


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