Florida man says his mass shooting threat was a joke -- but his case may answer whether such posts are a crime

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — David Puy headed out to meet friends for dinner in West Boca. “On my way! School shooter,” he wrote in a Snapchat post with his photo.

The next day, when detectives asked about the reported threat, he admitted: “I wasn’t thinking.”Just three months after the Parkland massacre, it also wasn’t smart, Puy’s lawyer concedes. But did the 19-year-old really commit a crime?

The case promises to have widespread implications beyond Puy’s felony prosecution. It’s become the first major test of a law strengthened partly in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.At ...

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