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$500,000 Bail Donated for Teen Jailed Over Facebook Threat

Friday, Jul 12, 2013  |  Updated 10:57 AM CDT
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Bail Donated for Teen Jailed Over Facebook Threat

Comal County Sheriff's Department

Justin Carter, mugshot.

An anonymous donor has provided $500,000 to post bail for a teen jailed since April on a terroristic threat charge for writing on Facebook that he was going to "shoot up a kindergarten."

Comal County Jail officials confirmed 19-year-old Justin Carter was released Thursday.

His attorney, Donald Flanary III, tells the San Antonio Express-News the donor contacted the defense team with an offer to help. Flanary wouldn't identify the donor.

Carter said in a letter to a judge from jail that what he wrote in his Feb. 13 Facebook was "terrible, mean and downright stupid."

He told the judge that "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."

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