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Posted on: November 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hyde Park Teen charged after making threats to FDR High School

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INCIDENT: Hyde Park Teen charged after making threats to FDR High School

On November 21, 2019 9:21 pm the Town of Hyde Park Police received a report of a threat made at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School. Someone posted a picture on social media of a bathroom wall at FDR stating there was going to be a shooting tomorrow.

Detectives were able to track down where the post originated from and that student was interviewed by the SRO and Detective. The person who generated the post had no connection to the suspect. Officers reviewed countless hours of video surveillance with the assistance of high school administrators.

On November 22, 2019 the Hyde Park Police Department identified a suspect. The suspect was interviewed and after the interview he was charged with Making a Terroristic threat. The suspect is a 15-year-old male student at FDR who resides in the Town of Poughkeepsie. He was transported to Mid-Hudson Reginal Hospital for a mental health evaluation. He was given an appearance ticket to appear in Dutchess County Family Court. The identity of the suspect is not being released due to his age.

The Hyde Park Police urge anyone who observes or hears of a threat not to post it to social media. They should immediately report this to the school administration and the police. These cases are much easier to solve when they are reported promptly. Sending messages via social media and not reporting the incident causes more harm than good.

The Hyde Park Police were assisted in the investigation by the staff at FDR and the Dutchess County Attorney’s office.

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