School officials: Teen put 17 students, 7 teachers on 'hit list'

Police say a 15-year-old boy is charged with making a terrorist threat after posting a hit list online targeting 17 students and seven teachers at

YONKERS - Police say a 15-year-old boy is charged with making a terrorist threat after posting a hit list online targeting 17 students and seven teachers at Saunders High School. School administrators discovered the threat and immediately took action. Yonkers School Superintendent Bernard Pieororazio says this is an example of how a case like this should be handled.School officials say the special-needs teen, whose name hasn't been released because he is a minor, had shown signs of aggression in the past, and administrators had been keeping an eye on him. They also say this wasn't a case of bullying.While this incident ended without anyone getting hurt, Pat Puelo, of the Yonkers Federation of Teachers, says it very easily could have slipped through the cracks following a recent wave of layoffs. According to the Yonkers Public School District, for its 26,000 students, there are only seven social workers, 10 psychologists and two guidance counselors in each high school. Because the student is a minor, his case will be handled in family court. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison.

Yonkers high school student charged with making Internet threats

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