MD Teen Facing Charges In NJ For Online Prank

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.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

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.

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  1. Big Boi ' says:

    My school is bigger than your school, and even though its old it costs more than your new school. OHHHH!

    1. A KID NAMED BJ says:

      YEAHHHH I AGREE

      1. Big Boi ' says:

        Why wouldn’t you agree? ,it’s only the spoken truth…

  2. Sammy Davis, Jr. says:

    Don’t do the prank if ya can’t handle the stank!

    1. vincef says:

      I dont think he deserves to be tried as an adult, he is acually my friend and not that bad of a kid. he was probebly iritated from losing or something. all they need to do is mabe fine and leave alone

  3. JWAD says:

    KIDS WILL DO STUPID THINGS, BUT I DON’T THINK THE KID SHOULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. CHILDREN CAN’T VOTE, CAN’T BUY BEER AND ETC.. HOWEVER, WHEN A CHILD, WHO DOESN’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE CERTAIN DECISIONS, DOES SOMETHING WRONG, WE SEND THEM JAIL AND THROW AWAY THE KEY. SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE

  4. Mr. Armenia says:

    definitely iif it was prank still he needs to be fined

  5. Thats me says:

    Dont frown at anyone or your going to jail mister. Kill them? thats diff.

  6. Jessica says:

    I think at this point we should just be concerned that the students are doing OK. Just one more thing to ponder, Leghorn. Why do you assume that the MD teen is a “he”? There are no geneder references in this article. Hmmmmmm. Makes me wonder about New America…

  7. F.J. Leghorn says:

    This kid should be tried as an adult. He could face upwards of 10 years behind bars for his little joke. The parents should also be charged for facilitating his use of the computer to commit this heinous crime.

    This is the New America. We don’t tolerate jokes or pranks.

    Welcome to the New America where you can be arrested for smiling on a cloudy day. If you don’t like it, move to Afghanistan.

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