Cops: Two high school students charged with making terroristic threat

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Two Valley Stream South High School students were arrested Friday and charged with making a terroristic threat after scrawling a threat on a bathroom stall earlier this week, police and school officials said.

The students, Bryan A. Esteves, 16, and an unidentified male youth, were arrested without incident at Valley Stream South High School at 8:19 a.m., officials said.

The unspecified threat to the school on Jedwood Place was written Monday in blue magic marker, Nassau County police said.

"I want to reassure the school community that the safety and security of our students is the district's top priority and that we will continue to communicate any important information with community residents," Bill Heidenreich, superintendent of Valley Stream Central High School District, said in a message on the district's website.

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Esteves, of 9 Pine La., Valley Stream, and the other boy each was charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony, and misdemeanor making graffiti, police said. Esteves was arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead and released to probation. He is represented by Legal Aid.

The other boy was released on a desk appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in court April 10, police said.

-- With Ellen Yan

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