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Authorities in New York have announced a 16-year-old high school student was arrested on Friday for threatening a mass shooting.
"The teen was arrested for making a terroristic threat after he made a Wednesday Instagram post on his “Bellport Scholars” page that warned there could be a shooting at Bellport High School the next day, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office," NY Post reported Friday.
Authorities said they did not find any guns during a search of the boy's home.
“We take these threats seriously and will devote out resources to ensuring the safety of our children,” Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a statement. “I thank Suffolk police for their swift action here. Upon learning of this threat, they worked with my office to locate and interview the individual responsible for the threat.”
The teen received a misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment. A judge released him with a CPS monitor, 9 p.m. curfew along with drug and alcohol tests.
He was also banned from social media.
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The manager of the San Francisco Giants announced on Friday his deep disappointment in America.
"Moving forward, Kapler told reporters on Friday that he doesn't plan on taking the field for the national anthem 'until I feel better about the direction of our country' and that he needs more time to consider specific actions he might suggest be taken to prevent more tragedies of this type, such as stronger gun control laws," ABC 7 reported.
The Giants were on the road in Cincinnati for a Friday evening game, which was delayed due to rain.
"When I was the same age as the children in Uvalde, my father taught me to stand for the pledge of allegiance when I believed my country was representing its people well or to protest and stay seated when it wasn’t. I don’t believe it is representing us well right now," he wrote on his blog.
"We elect our politicians to represent our interests. Immediately following this shooting, we were told we needed locked doors and armed teachers. We were given thoughts and prayers," he wrote.
"I’m often struck before our games by the lack of delivery of the promise of what our national anthem represents. We stand in honor of a country where we elect representatives to serve us, to thoughtfully consider and enact legislation that protects the interests of all the people in this country and to move this country forward towards the vision of the “shining city on the hill.” But instead, we thoughtlessly link our moment of silence and grief with the equally thoughtless display of celebration for a country that refuses to take up the concept of controlling the sale of weapons used nearly exclusively for the mass slaughter of human beings. We have our moment (over and over), and then we move on without demanding real change from the people we empower to make these changes," he explained.
He said protest is the correct response.
"I wish I hadn’t let my discomfort compromise my integrity. I wish that I could have demonstrated what I learned from my dad, that when you’re dissatisfied with your country, you let it be known through protest. The home of the brave should encourage this," he wrote.
\u201c\u201cI don\u2019t plan on coming out for the anthem going forward until I feel better about the direction of our country\u201d \u2013 Gabe Kapler\u201d— SF Giants on NBCS (@SF Giants on NBCS) 1653688166
Donald Trump suggested he allowed civil unrest in American cities during the 2020 presidential election while addressing the National Rifle Association in Texas only days after the school shooting massacre in Uvalde.
"The very same Democrat (sic) politicians who stoked riots over a single police-involved killing two years ago are numb to the mounting death toll of their own radical policies," Trump alleged.
He praised the tough on crime approach of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
"When they started knocking down statutes in Washington, DC and other locations, I watched this in amazement. Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, knocking them down. I signed an executive order which stated that anybody who even lightly defaces a federal monument or statue will get to a minimum of 10 years in prison," he said.
He then went on to say he would have stopped the unrest earlier, but felt he had a "moral obligation" make Democrats look bad.
"And immediately upon signing it, everything stopped. Did you ever notice that? It all stopped, there was nothing. Didn't happen. Amazing, isn't it. I felt I had a political and moral obligation to allow Democrat [sic] mayors and governors to run their cities when it came to crime and riots and even horrible violence. In my own mind, I was allowing the Democrats to show how they would handle the situation and when it got out of control, I got involved, I got our government energized," he said.
He vowed a massive crackdown on crime if he becomes president again.
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