Dan Awadh arrested in connection with NYC bomb threat: NYPD

A Brooklyn student was arrested Thursday morning in connection with at least three bomb threats against his high school, police said.

Dan Awadh, 18, allegedly called in threats against Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, all of which turned out to be unfounded, police officers said.

He was arrested around 7:15 a.m. at his home – about a mile from the school on Shore Road – and charged with making terrorist threats, authorities said.

In Wednesday morning’s incident, the caller said to the school secretary, “Drop a bomb,” before hanging up. according to City Council Member Justin Brannan.

Brannan said an additional threat was made on Wednesday night – but police were unable to confirm this Thursday morning.

He and other local elected officials described the threats as traumatizing for the school and the community.

Fort Hamilton High School
Dan Awadh was arrested Thursday morning in connection with at least three bomb threats against his high school.
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“Nowadays there is no bomb threat or pranks because the fear and the stress that comes with it is very real.” he tweeted. “That was not a joke. The past few days have been incredibly traumatizing for students, families, school staff and our entire neighborhood.”

State Senator Andrew Gounardes called he is “grateful for the quick response of the authorities”.

“I know this may not be enough to comfort the students who have called their families in terror, or the parents who have contacted my office in desperation for information,” he wrote. “I will work with the school to ensure students know how to get help if they need it.”

Fort Hamilton High School
City Council member Justin Brannan said an additional threat was made Wednesday night – but police could not confirm this Thursday morning.
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Fort Hamilton High School
In Wednesday morning’s incident, the caller said to the school secretary, “Drop a bomb,” before hanging up.
Christopher Sadowski

MP Nicole Malliotakis called the threats cannot be treated as a “mere prank”.

“The calls had an emotional impact on students, disrupting learning and redirecting NYPD resources,” she said.

The city’s Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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