A 15-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly making threats at a Long Island middle school on Friday, and another gunshot threat led to a lockdown at a Manhattan school, authorities said.
The teenager, whose name has not been released, threatened “violence” at Commack Middle School on Vanderbilt Parkway when he used Instagram Live on May 31, according to Suffolk County Police.
The teen, who was not a student at the school, was arrested in Huntington’s Second Circuit, authorities said.
He was charged with second-degree terrorism threats and aggravated harassment, police said. He did not have access to firearms, police said.
He was due to be charged in family court on Friday.
“Threats of violence on social media will not be tolerated,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison said during a news conference on Friday. “I will have my best investigators out there and make sure they have all the tools to identify these individuals and bring them into custody.”
In New York City, an Upper East Side school was locked down on Friday after a 12-year-old made threats in a group chat, police officers said.
The student is said to have told friends “I’m going to shoot the teacher and the school” after a fight with this teacher at the Robert Kennedy School.
The chat was found by the parents on one of the child’s Instagram pages and included a photo of a gun, police officers said. The parents reported the threat.
The girl was examined at the hospital and not charged.
The two threats come a day after a 13-year-old boy was snapped for threatening to carry out a shooting at Westhampton Beach Middle School, authorities said.
The unidentified student said he planned to “shoot the school” because he was frustrated with other students picking on him, police said.
He was also referring to the massacre in Uvalde, Texas, last week, in which 19 fourth graders and two teachers died, according to police.
And last week, a 16-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly taking to social media to threaten a mass shooting at Bellport High School.
The teenager posted to the Bellport Scholars page on May 25, warning that there could be a school shooting the next day, according to the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office.
Police found no guns in the boy’s home, whose identity was withheld by prosecutors because of his age.
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