NYC teens who threatened school shooting on Snapchat minutes after Florida massacre get slapped with curfew
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A pair of Brooklyn teenagers who took to social media 90 minutes after the Florida high school massacre were given a curfew by a judge and released to their parents after getting charged for threatening to shoot up their charter school.
Joshua Schecter and Cole Carlberg were charged on Thursday with making a terrorist threat, aggregated harassment and possessing an AR-15-style air rifle.
Schecter and Carlberg, both 16, allegedly posted a photograph on Schecter’s Snapchat where Carlberg was holding what appeared to be a high-capacity rifle about 4 p.m. Wednesday, just 90 minutes after a former student killed 17 people with an AR-15 rifle at a Parkland, Fla., high school.
“Dont come to school tmw,” Schecter’s photo was captioned, prosecutors say.
Carlburg is a current student at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Windsor Terrace. Schecter is a former student, according to the criminal complaint.
People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that killed 17 students and staff.
Two followers saw the post, both fellow students at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, and one alerted Principal Ingrid Wong. Wong called the police, according to court papers.
Meanwhile, another of Schecter’s Snapchat followers received a direct message from Schecter saying, “We gunning down tmw,” according to the criminal complaint. The message included a photograph of Schecter holding the air rifle.
A Brooklyn judge released both of the teens without bail late Thursday night and imposed an 8 p.m. curfew on them.