ELIZABETH, NJ (WCBS 880) – The Union County Prosecutor’s Office plans to bring a Maryland teenager to New Jersey to face charges for sending out a message online threatening to shoot students at Berkeley Heights High School.
It happened two weeks ago.
Investigators say the Maryland teen played an online video game against a Berkeley Heights student, found a way to steal the student’s user ID and password, and then used the profile to send a message to almost 100 people.
The actual New Jersey student denied doing it, and investigators say they tracked it to the Maryland teen.
The prosecutor says it was a prank, but says several concerned parents called police after seeing the message.