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AL. judge orders man to join military

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A judge ordered an Alabama man to join the military as a condition for of his probation for a provocative Facebook message about the mass killing at Virginia Tech.

Zachary Lambert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing communications, and a judge in Montgomery placed the 23-year-old man on probation. She ordered him to follow through with his plans to join the service to stay out of jail.

A recruiter says the Army can't take Lambert while he's on probation, but the judge says that part of the sentence can be adjusted if Lambert enlists.

Lambert was a student at Faulkner University in December when he posted a message on Facebook about breaking the record of the Virginia Tech shooter, who killed 32 people.

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