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Cops: Hempstead charter school student made threat in class

A Hempstead charter school student was arrested after he told a teacher in class that he “was going to send a bomb threat” to the school and said “it’s going to be doomsday,” police said Thursday morning.

Khalil Young, 17, of Elm Avenue, Hempstead, surrendered to Hempstead police Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and was charged with making a terroristic threat.

He was being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond following his arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead. His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday..

Nassau County police said Young, a student at The Academy Charter School on North Franklin Avenue, made the threat while in class Tuesday at about 12:15 p.m., first telling a teacher he was going to send the bomb threat to the school — then adding that he had an assault rifle and ammunition.

Police said the Gang Investigations Squad, Third Squad detectives and Hempstead police all responded to Young’s residence, and conducted a search. No weapons were recovered.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Young’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

With Lisa Irizarry

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