Teen arrested for ‘threatening’ mass shooting at NY high school a day after Uvalde massacre
By Larry Celona and
May 27, 2022 7:18pm Updated
Bellport High School in Long Island.
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A 16-year-old was charged with aggravated harassment after threatening a shooting at Bellport High School on Instagram.
A 16-year-old boy threatened a mass shooting at a Long Island high school on social media — just one day after the Uvalde, Texas school massacre, prosecutors said.
The teen was arrested for making a terroristic threat after he made a Wednesday Instagram post on his “Bellport Scholars” page that warned there could be a shooting at Bellport High School the next day, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Cops didn’t find any guns in the home of the boy, whose identity was withheld by prosecutors because of his age.
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As a gun owning pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian I see nothing wrong with this quick reaction. If anything, maybe a night in jail would provide an object lesson.
Now the question is follow up and follow thru.
- Follow up with a complete medical and psych eval. (I’d include a colonoscopy just so it gets the point across!)
- Follow thru with a thorough examination of the individual’s environment — what he has access too.
I’d like to see the concept of a “extreme protective order” that puts the target under a microscope and their — should say his — environment.
That’s without taking everyone else’s guns away.
Thinking back to Hill Street Blues’ roll call I’d add “be alert if something is reported as kinky” and then “Be Safe Out There”.