A plea bargain is likely for six Marble Falls teens accused of sending anti-gay and threatening text messages to a Dripping Springs football player. KXAN in Austin reports:
The messages contained homosexual slurs and profanities.
An arrest warrant shows one message said, “You better be prepared to get ripped limb from to ******* limb Friday night you big *****.”
Another read, “Oh, so you are going to be a little ***** and not text back *****?”
Lt. Leroy Opiela with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office said the Dripping Springs football player found those messages on his phone and told his parents.
An upcoming football game between the Marble Falls Mustangs and Dripping Springs Tigers was apparently behind the messages.
The six 17-year-olds are charged with harssment via telephone, a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. However, under the plea deal, they’ll avoid jail time in exchange for completing community service, write letters of apology and take a bullying class.