MA High Schooler Arrested After Posting 'Terrorist Threats' on Social Media
A high school student in Methuen, Massachusetts has been arrested after allegedly sending terrorist threats via text message and social media. “We took this very seriously,” said Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon. Solomon said that the student, Cameron D’Ambrosio, posted a rap threat containing references to the White House, the bombing of the Boston marathon, and the line, “everybody you will see what I am going to do, kill people.”
D’Ambrosio’s threat came to the attention of the police after a fellow student reported it to school administrators. Superintendent of Schools Judy Scannell said, “Once again we have to commend the Methuen High School Student who came forward, we always say, if you see something, say something, and that’s what this student did. We also want to commend the school safety officers and the administration for bringing this to our attention immediately. Threats of this kind of violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated, not in Methuen they won’t.” D’Ambrosio could do 20 years of hard time.
D’Ambrosio’s lyrics did not include specific threats with regard to individuals, but the police chief emphasized that “he did threaten to kill a bunch of people and specifically mentioned the Boston Marathon and the White House. The threat was disturbing enough for us to act and I think our officers did the right thing.”
One of D’Ambrosio’s Facebook photos included the caption, “F--- politics, F--- Obama and F--- the government!!” His page also contained a Satanic photo.