TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 4, 2016

A 12-year-old Virginia girl is facing criminal charges after making threats against her middle school using emojis in an Instagram post. The case may force authorities to determine exactly what emojis – cartoonish symbols depicting emotions and items – mean, The Washington Post reports. The article details other recent cases where the use of emojis and emoticons in criminal proceedings has been debated.