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Two teens arrested for threatening to shoot W’Terrace schoolmates

Sick joke: A teenager suspected of threatening to shoot up his Windsor Terrace school smiled as cops walked him to Brooklyn Central Booking from the 72nd Precinct station house.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Police arrested two 16-year-old boys who threatened to gun down their classmates at a Windsor Terrace charter school on Wednesday, about an hour after a shooter began a killing spree at a Florida high school.

The teens enrolled at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School on Fort Hamilton Parkway between E. Second and E. Third streets posted messages threatening to shoot their fellow students and faculty on Snapchat at 4 pm, cops said, a few minutes before Florida officials said via Twitter that they cuffed a suspect in the deadly massacre, which claimed 17 lives.

Officers met with school administrators on Thursday morning after someone called 911 in response to the violent social-media threats, then contacted the two boys’ parents, which resulted in one suspect turning himself in that day, according to authorities.

Cops arrested the second student at home the same day, and investigators later recovered an airsoft rifle, leading them to slap both teens with criminal-weapons charges, according to police, who said no other firearms were recovered.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Dead serious: This suspect and another 16-year-old boy were arrested for allegedly threatening to gun down their classmates on Wednesday, about an hour after a shooter opened fire at a Florida school.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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