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Tenn. teen arraigned on terrorism charges

December 18th, 2012 10:57 am by Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A court will appoint a public defender for a Maury County teen who wrote of going on a rampage like the one that killed school children in Connecticut.


According to The Daily Herald, 19-year-old Shawn Lenz was arraigned Monday on charges of terrorism, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia.


The Maury County 911 center received calls from people who saw the posting on Lenz' Facebook page. Authorities arrested him Sunday and he is held in the Maury County Jail in lieu of $760,000 bond.


The arrest report noted that, when asked why he posted the comment, Lenz replied, "It was stupid."


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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.columbiadailyherald.com

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