On Sunday morning, a twitter account owned by a 14-year-old teen named Sarah tweeted this messages at the American Airlines:
“Hello my name is Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye”
Almost immediately the American Airlines speedily responded:
“Sarah, we take this threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI. “
Silly Sarah who becomes conscious of her asinine act responded to the tweet from the airlines:
A lot of people started picking up on what was happening and began sharing the conversation between the teenager and the airline.
Despite the fact that the American Airlines only responded to the first tweet, which Sarah never took down, Sarah continued to tweet, joking about her sudden Internet fame not minding the serious trouble she may have gotten into.
She went further to tweet about hiding the incident from her parents, which is rather doubtful that they won’t find out since the news is everywhere presently, she said:
“I’m not gonna tell my parents, they’ll tell me to delete my acc omg that would be the end of my life”.
This is one major instance why a teenager’s social media account has to be monitored by a parent/guardian.
Some of these so-called witless jokes are the reasons why the social media should not be handled by unguarded teenagers. We want to believe her parents are aware of the situation and they have stepped in, to tame Sarah on her jokes.
The American Airline is still silent with no further response after its one tweet.