A Bay Shore teenager who threatened a shooting at his middle school in the name of a classmate was arrested on charges of making a terroristic threat, Suffolk County police said Wednesday.
The boy, 14, created a Facebook page in the name of a girl classmate and then made a post on the page -- in her name -- threatening a shooting at their school, Bay Shore Middle School, police said.
The boy, who was not identified, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday and then released to his mother, police said.
He is to appear Jan. 2 in Family Court on the charge, making a terroristic threat, which is a Class D felony.
Edmund Frazier, acting superintendent of Bay Shore schools, was not immediately available for comment. The school notified parents of the incident via an automated telephone messaging system.
The district also posted a message at its website, bayshoreschools.org. The post said the threat was reported by a middle school parent and that Third Precinct police responded quickly.
"Please rest assured that the safety and security of our students and staff is the number one priority of the Bay Shore School District," the post said. "We will update you as more information becomes available."