Bronx Teen Charged Making Threat

Published on May 26, 2013, 6:47 am
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A 14-year-old boy from Bronx has been charged with placing the phone call that led to a prolonged lockdown at Elmwood Park’s high school and middle school on Thursday.

Capt. Michael Foligno of the Elmwood Park police told The Record that police were able to trace the call to the boy after he left a voicemail threatening to “shoot up” the school.

The schools were on lockdown through most of Thursday morning and afternoon, and were shut down altogether on Friday as police investigated. Saddle Brook High School was also briefly shut down during the early moments of the scare on Thursday.

Foligno said the boy has a friend who attends school in Elmwood Park, and that the threat was made as a joke.


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