The People of the State of Colorado, Petitioner-Appellee, In the Interest of R.D., Juvenile-Appellant.
County District Court No. 13JD868 Honorable Theresa Slade,
REVERSED AND CASE REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS.
Cynthia H. Coffman, Attorney General, Joseph G. Michaels,
Assistant Attorney General, Denver, Colorado, for
Douglas K. Wilson, Colorado State Public Defender, Elizabeth
Porter-Merrill, Deputy State Public Defender, Denver,
Colorado, for Juvenile-Appellant.
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.
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. 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. 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
• "all you fuck niggas will get your ass beat real
• "you think this shit a game, I'm not
also Tweeted a picture of a gun with the message "this
all I'm saying. We don't want another incident like