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A 12-year-old girl is facing criminal charges for using certain emoji. She’s not alone.

The smiley face, heart, praying hands and other “emoji” have become the way millions of Internet users playfully punctuate their texts, posts and messages, but for one middle schooler the icons brought the police to her door.

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gizmig2101d ago

Well it can be a threat or just a message for fun in children in their childhood.

No_Pantaloons2101d ago

If the message wasn't a threat it doesn't make any sense, they had to follow up. I doubt she was serious, but there really HAS to be a no tolerance on this stuff where schools are concerned. EVERYONE has to know better.

kingPoS2101d ago (Edited 2101d ago )

So it's come to this, people taking non physical things far too seriously.

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scark922101d ago

This seems like satire.