Don't these Secret Service agents have any REAL criminals to hunt down????
Teen girl's tweet says 'assassinate Obama'
by John Faherty - Sept. 7, 2012 12:19 PM
CINCINNATI -- The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a tweet from a high school girl that may be considered threatening toward the president.
Alyssa Douglas of Clarksville, Ohio, about 40 miles northeast of here, sent a tweet Thursday night: "Someone needs to assassinate Obama ... like ASAP."
Clinton-Massie Local School District officials have had a meeting with Douglas and her parents.
Bloggers and Twitter users followed the incident Friday with a discussion of hate speech. One Twitter user even claimed to point out the 16-year-old to FBI and CIA, agencies that do not use those handles.
The Secret Service office here said it will report its findings to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of Ohio. It is possible that the tweet will not be determined a legitimate threat to the president's well being.
A North Carolina man was charged this week after making a much more specific threat via Twitter toward Obama.
The Associated Press reported that Donte Jamar Sims was detained Wednesday after posting messages including one that said, "Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening!" on Monday morning, two days before Obama arrived in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention.