East Farmingdale, NY- Police on Long Island say there were two more schools who had issues with students threatening school violence on Thursday, including a 15-year-old male student at Riverhead High School and a 13-year-old male student at Westhampton Beach Middle School.
Riverhead Police say just one day after a student was arrested for making a threat at the Riverhead High School, another student echoed a similar threat. Police say Thursday morning a 15 year old male student posted from his Instagram account, “IMMA Send SHOts flying at the school for XXXX” and ” I HOPE I GET LOCKED UP SO I CAN SEE XXXX AND WE CAN BOTH BEAT THE CASE SO THEN BOTH OF US CAN BOOM THE SCHOOL.” The teenager was arrested and charged with Making a Terroristic Threat and transported to Nassau County Juvenile Detention Facility. No weapons were found during a search of the teen’s home.
A few hours later in Westhampton, police say a student told other students and Westhampton School officials that he was going to “shoot the school”. Police say the child explained that he was frustrated and had been picked on and this was the only way to solve the problem. The teen was arrested on charges including Making a Terroristic Threat. Westhampton Beach Police say they have been in constant communication with school administration and have boosted police presence in the school district.
Earlier this week in Nassau County, police arrested an 18-year-old after he allegedly made a threat against the Westbury High School, read more, here.
Last week, Suffolk County Police arrested a Bellport teenager for making a threat against a school in Bellport, read more, here.
By Brett Levine
Photo: Police tape surrounds the scene of a shooting near the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)