The Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated a juvenile’s adjudication of deliquency for terroristic threats in a critical first amendment case. While at school, the juvenile said that he “doesn’t think people deserve to live and everyone should just die” and that “he wanted to beat the record of 19″ students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Based on those statements, he was charged and adjudicated delinquent of terroristic threats. The critical issue was the juvenile’s state of mind. The Supreme Court “held that that the First Amendment does not prohibit the States from criminalizing threats made in reckless disregard of the risk of causing fear. It necessarily follows, then, that there is no Constitutional problem with the fact that Section 2706(a)(3) of the Crimes Code permits a conviction for terroristic threats, i.e., a true threat, even in the absence of any specific intent to intimidate by the speaker. Rather, we conclude it is enough, to survive First Amendment scrutiny, that the statute requires proof of a conscious disregard of a substantial and unjustifiable risk of terrorizing or intimidating others.” The Court then ruled that the juvenile did not utter those statements with conscious disregard of the risk of causing terror.