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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