A 16-year-old boy took to social media to threaten a mass shooting at a Long Island high school — just a day after the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, prosecutors said.
The teenager was arrested on a terrorist threat after he published an Instagram post on his Bellport Scholars page on Wednesday warning of a shooting at Bellport High School the next day, according to prosecutors of Suffolk County.
Police found no guns in the boy’s home, whose identity was withheld by prosecutors because of his age.
“We take these threats seriously and will devote resources to ensuring the safety of our children,” Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a press release. “I thank Suffolk Police for acting quickly here. Upon learning of this threat, they worked with my office to locate and interview the individual responsible for the threat.”
The teenager, who was also charged with aggravated molestation, was arraigned in Suffolk Juvenile Court on Thursday. According to prosecutors, he was released under a GPS monitor and given a curfew at 9 p.m.
He will be banned from social media and subjected to drug and alcohol tests, Judge Karen Kerr ordered.
The local arrest follows 18-year-old Salvador Ramos’ fatal rampage on Tuesday in Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School near the US-Mexico border.
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