Westbury M.S. student arraigned on terror threat charges

Police say the boy's threats were inspired by the Newtown, Conn. massacre.

Police say the boy's threats were inspired by the Newtown, Conn. massacre. (12/18/12)

WESTBURY - Police say a teen is accused of making a threat that forced the lockdown of Westbury Middle School.

Police say the unidentified 13-year-old boy was home sick from school on Friday when he saw the news reports about the Newtown, Conn. massacre.

Authorities say the Westbury boy then logged onto to his friend's Facebook account and sent threatening messages to two 13-year-old girls he felt were bullying him. Police say the threats were very specific; the boy said there would be a shooting at Westbury Middle School at dismissal today.

The student was arraigned today in family court on a charge of making a terroristic threat.

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