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What are the laws regarding making "threats" and/or statements such as "My favorite thing to do is to shoot student nurses from on top of a huge tower." on your own website?

I'm the webmaster of uptohere.pants2k.com and on a section of my site, http://uptohere.pants2k.com/bios/exmembers/scared_chinchilla/scared_chinchilla.html , one of our former members states that his favorite thing to do is shoot student nurses from on top of a huge tower.

Is it illegal to say such things on a website? Can I or the member of my site that made that statement be arrested for saying that?

I'm a bit unclear as to how much freedom of speech US citizens have online. I know that, for example, a student in Florida was arrested for making a threating statment that he "was going to finish the job" to a student at Columbine Highschool via email. How much freedom of speech do I have online and specificly on my website?

Thanks for your help!

- Spaz

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