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Secret Service interrogates Tacoma 7th grader


A Tacoma seventh grader faced federal interrogation at school for what he posted on his  Facebook page. His mom said it all happened without her knowledge or permission.

Timi Robertson said she had just finished lunch with a friend Friday when she got a phone call from her son's school.

"I answered it, and it's the school security guard who's giving me a heads up that the  Secret Service is here with the Tacoma Police Department and they have Vito and they're talking to him," Robertson said.

After  Osama bin Laden was killed, 13-year-old Vito LaPinta posted an update to his Facebook status that got the Feds attention.

"I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers," says LaPinta.

A week later, while Vito was in his fourth period class, he was called in to the principal's office.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Nice of then to notify the mother more or less after the fact.

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