Daily Israel Report

NY Teen Arrested After Threatening to Blow Up Yeshiva

A Jewish high school student in Long Island has been arrested after threatening to blow up his Yeshiva.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 4/18/2013, 11:29 AM

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A Jewish high school student in Long Island has been arrested after threatening to blow up his Yeshiva.

Nassau County Police say the 16-year-old student at the Mesivta Ateres Yaakov School in Lawrence, Long Island, was arrested after he posted threats on his Facebook page, which were later brought to the attention of the school principal.

The yeshiva was evacuated for about two hours Tuesday morning and the student, whose identify remains undisclosed, was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat, a felony, and aggravated harassment, The New York Post reported.

He is to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Mesivta Ateres Yaakov does not plan to press charges, assistant principal Rabbi Yossi Bennett told the Post.

The threats, which have not been delineated in reports, came a day after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 170 others.