Middle school student facing criminal charges over emojis

Sunday, February 28, 2016

FAIRFAX, Va. -- A middle school student is facing criminal charges over emojis.

The 12-year-old from Virginia, who was apparently impersonating another student, sent a social media message using emojis of a gun, a bomb and a knife.

The post also reportedly included the word 'killing'.

The student is charged with threats and harassment.