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Man goes to jail for Facebook post

Man goes to jail for Facebook post
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If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: What you share on the Web can have real-life consequences!

In some cases, oversharing on Facebook can cost you a job or a promotion, but it cost this person jail time.

Jake Newsome, 21, posted an offensive message about Ann Maguire, a UK teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College on April 28, 2014, while teaching a Spanish lesson.

His message stated that he was glad the 61-year-old teacher had died, and felt sorry for the 15-year-old boy that had been arrested and accused of her murder. Maguire taught at Corpus Christi for more than 40 years and was scheduled to retire this September.

Facebook users quickly commented and he was reported to the police. Newsome spent six weeks in jail over the comment. He confessed to writing it but claimed it was not offensive.

Violence in schools is off the charts this year. You won't believe the most recent reports of two 12-year-olds attempting to kill their friend, or the report from an Ohio Police Chief about another school tragedy.

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Source: The Guardian
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