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Copiague High School student faces threat charge, police say

A male student at Copiague High School has been charged with making threats against classmates, Suffolk County police said Tuesday.

The 17-year-old student made the threats about 9 p.m. Sunday night on Instagram and was arrested about 7 p.m. Monday, police said.

“The messages consisted of several threats against the students at Copiague High School class of 2019, as well as suicidal statements,” police said in a news release.

The student, whose name was not released, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in First District Court in Central Islip on a misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, police said.

Police did not provide any other details.

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