A New Braunfels teenager jailed since mid March for allegedly making terroristic threats is out of jail.
“It just think that it got taken out of context and that it’s been blown out of proportion,” Justin Carter, 19, said in an exclusive CNN interview following his release.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the New Braunfels Police Department, Carter made the following comment on Facebook in February:
"I think I'ma SHOOT UP A KINDERGARTEN"
"AND EAT THE BEATING HEART OF ONE OF THEM""AND WATCH THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT RAIN DOWN"
Carter said that the remark was a sarcastic response to comments made about him on Facebook and that there was never an intended threat.
He called the statement “trash talk.”
Carter’s father, Jack Carter, told CNN that he was in disbelief following his son’s release.
“I still don’t believe it even though he’s standing right here,” said Carter. “I was just completely taken aback. It’s such an amazing thing.”
On Thursday, an anonymous donor posted his son’s $500,000 bond.
The teen is still facing legal troubles and the possibility of a 10-year prison term.
But his lawyer said he intends to pursue efforts to get the case dismissed.