2 Staten Island schools evacuated due to threats, even after teen arrested

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Two schools on Staten Island were evacuated due to threats Wednesday, even after one teen was arrested for allegedly making three others.

Concord High School was evacuated again, apparently by the second bomb threat in as many days, along with Susan Wagner High School, where the 15-year-old was taken into custody Tuesday after the third evacuation in less than a week.

He was charged with making terroristic threats and aggravated harassment and will appear in family court.

He has been charged in connection with three bomb threats, while the others remain under investigation. Police say he was trying to impress a group of new friends he made playing an xBox game online.

Two other schools -- Curtis High School and Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School -- were also evacuated Tuesday after receiving bomb threats.

"We take these matters very seriously and we are following all appropriate safety protocols," Department of Education officials wrote in a statement. "In addition, we are working closely with law enforcement as they investigate these incidents. Whoever is found to be responsible must be held accountable for these actions."