He’s lucky he doesn’t live in Zimbabwe.
An Abraham Lincoln High School student was hauled away from his home in handcuffs on Thursday after leveling a “terrorist” threat — via Facebook — to blow up his school, 2800 Ocean Parkway between West Street and Shore Parkway.
According to The New York Daily News, counter terrorism investigators found “no evidence” that the 15-year-old — whose name is being held on account of his being a minor — was in possession of bomb-making materials, nor was the school evacuated or searched. The young man was allegedly warned by a friend that “making such comments [on Facebook] would get him into trouble.” He also threatened to bring a gun to the school, last week. As of Friday, the threatening post had been deleted from Facebook.
The teen — who, in his Facebook profile photo, was described by The News as “flashing his chubby middle finger and wearing a red T-shirt that reads: ‘I see dumb people’” — was charged as a juvenile and his case will be referred to Family Court.
Department of Education spokesperson Margie Feinberg said that the agency is cooperating with the police department.