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People ex rel. R.D.

Court of Appeals of Colorado, Third Division

December 29, 2016

The People of the State of Colorado, Petitioner-Appellee, In the Interest of R.D., Juvenile-Appellant.

         Arapahoe County District Court No. 13JD868 Honorable Theresa Slade, Judge

         JUDGMENT REVERSED AND CASE REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS.

          Cynthia H. Coffman, Attorney General, Joseph G. Michaels, Assistant Attorney General, Denver, Colorado, for Petitioner-Appellee.

          Douglas K. Wilson, Colorado State Public Defender, Elizabeth Porter-Merrill, Deputy State Public Defender, Denver, Colorado, for Juvenile-Appellant.

          OPINION

          HAWTHORNE JUDGE.

         ¶ 1 R.D., a juvenile, appeals the district court's adjudication of delinquency. We reverse and remand with directions to vacate the adjudication of juvenile delinquency and dismiss the proceeding.

         I. Background

         ¶ 2 This case arises out of an argument between students from Littleton High School and Thomas Jefferson High School on the social networking website Twitter.[1] The argument began after a student from Thomas Jefferson High School posted a Tweet expressing support for Arapahoe High School after a shooting had occurred there. A student from Littleton High School Tweeted that students from Thomas Jefferson High School did not care about the shooting, leading to an argument between students from both schools.

         ¶ 3 As the argument progressed, R.D., a student at Littleton High School, joined the conversation. R.D. directed multiple Tweets at A.C., a student from Thomas Jefferson High School.[2] These Tweets included:

• "[i]f I see your bitch ass outside of school you catching a bullet bitch";
• "you a bitch, ill come to Tgay and kill you nigga";
• "all you fuck niggas will get your ass beat real shit"; and
• "you think this shit a game, I'm not playing."

         R.D. also Tweeted a picture of a gun with the message "this all I'm saying. We don't want another incident like ...


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