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15-Year-Old Yorktown Boy Charged With Making Threat Against School

Yorktown police have arrested a 15-year-old after he allegedly made comments about bullying and a school explosion.
Yorktown police have arrested a 15-year-old after he allegedly made comments about bullying and a school explosion. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y -- A 15-year-old Yorktown Heights boy, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was arrested by Yorktown police and is being charged with juvenile delinquency for making a terrorist threat after allegedly making comments about bullying and a non-specific threat that a school will explode.

Police say that on Tuesday, Sept. 16 they were notified of a threat made on the social media app Yik Yak in the vicinity of the Yorktown High School campus. The application allows anonymous posts that can only be viewed by people within a one a half-mile radius.

The post made comments about bullying and a non-specific threat that "the school will explode," according to police. Yorktown police conducted an investigation and located the male at his residence with assistance of GPS tracking associated with the application.

The male was arrested and transported to the Yorktown police department for processing. He was later released to a parent and issued a ticket to appear at the Westchester County Department of Probation on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m.  If charged as an adult, Making a Terrorist Threat is classified as a Class D felony.

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