Teen threatens Hempstead school with bomb, assault rifle: police

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A 17-year-old who threatened a Hempstead school and claimed to have a bomb, assault rifle and several rounds of ammunition has been arrested, police said Thursday.

Khalil Young is accused of threatening a Hempstead school on April 17, 2018. (Nassau County police)

Khalil Young, 17, was allegedly at The Academy Charter School on Franklin Avenue when he threatened it with a bomb Tuesday around 12:15 p.m.

He also claimed to have an assault rifle and several rounds of ammunition, according to police.

Young surrendered Wednesday and is being charged with making a terroristic threat, Nassau County police said.

It is not known if Young attends the school, but he lives about a mile from the campus.

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