Blog Threats Get Teens Arrested

Here is another example of how blogs and social networks like Myspace, Facebook, Friendster and others are being used by school officials and law enforcement as a new form of public record to conduct investigations. According to an article on greenwichtime.com, six teenagers have been arrested for blog postings that police believe were meant to intimidate and tamper with a witness in a drug case.

From the article —

A sixth girl was arrested Wednesday and charged with using the Internet to threaten a student the girls thought would testify against their friend in connection with a marijuana bust on campus.

The threats were made on a Web blog on Jan. 6, a day after the drug arrest, school administrators said.

The 16-year-old Greenwich High School student arrested Wednesday was charged with tampering with a witness by intimidation, a felony, as well as single counts of threatening and second-degree harassment.

Greenwich High School Headmaster Alan Capasso said the threats were made on the Internet journal site Xanga.com.

You can read the entire article @ Blog threat probe nets 6th arrest.