Jefferson County Judge Judy Archuleta slapped Morrison with a year's probation, five days in jail and a ban on any future communication, electronic or otherwise, with the Mauser family. "It sounds like everybody's running scared of each other," she said.
After the hearing, Mauser expressed surprise that the judge didn't ban Morrison from using the Internet altogether. "The message has to get out that you can't do this kind of thing without consequences," he said. "One of the lessons we learned from Columbine is that people who commit violence often signal their violence first."