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New Jersey High Schooler Arrested for Antisemitic Threats Against Principal on Social Media

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 16-year-old male is facing charges in connection with antisemitic threats made toward a school administrator on the New Brunswick Public School System’s Instagram page.

The juvenile has been taken into custody and has been charged with acts of juvenile delinquency for the offenses, which, if committed by an adult, would constitute false public alarm, terroristic threats and bias intimidation, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department.

According to the press release, the New Brunswick Police Department on Sept. 7 received a report detailing the “violent and antisemitic threats.”

Following an investigation by Officer Jose C. Gomez of the New Brunswick Police Department, it was determined the messages were sent from a residence in New Brunswick. 

As a result of a continuing investigation, the juvenile was identified and taken into custody on Sept. 8, police said.

On Monday, Sept. 11, a Family Court Judge during a hearing in New Brunswick ordered the juvenile to remain in custody at the Juvenile Detention Center.

A spokesperson for the school district did not immediately respond to TAPinto New Brunswick’s email seeking comment.

Police said the investigation into the incident is continuing.

The police are asking anyone with information to call Gomez at 732-745-5222.