Teenager Accused of Threatening to Kill People at Fort Lee NJ Private School, Charged with Terroristic Threats
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A young girl faces charges for terroristic threats after she allegedly threatened to kill people at a private special needs school in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the 17-year-old girl called the YCS Fort Lee Education Center, a private school, shortly after 3 p.m. The caller reportedly told the person on the other end of the line that she would “kill everyone” at the school.
Since the call was placed after school had been let out for the day, only faculty members and administrative personnel were present on the school site at the time of the call.
The YCS faculty members recognized the voice on the other end of the line as belonging to a student at the school. Additionally, school staff used caller ID to confirm the identity of the suspect.
Fort Lee police eventually located the suspect and placed her under arrest. She has been charged with juvenile complaints for terroristic threats and creating a false public alarm.
Although the suspect was charged as a juvenile offender, she would likely face significant criminal penalties if the charges were upgraded to adult felony-level offenses. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, an adult who threatens to commit a crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree terroristic threats is punishable by 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released to the custody of her parents.
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For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Girl, 17, Said She’d ‘Kill Everyone’ at Fort Lee School.”