DeQuincy, LA — What many teenagers these days are considering a harmless prank, has landed one online gamer in more trouble than he could have ever imagined. In a Louisiana courtroom today, 15-year-old Paul Horner broke down in tears after a judge found the young man guilty on two counts of domestic terrorism and was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in federal prison.
"Swatting" is a serious crime which puts innocent people in harms way.
But 25 years to life in a federal prison? Does that really seem like a fitting punishment for a teenager? Mind you at age 15 society has agreed that we don’t think he is mature enough to vote, drink or drive.