College students at a New York Metropolis school campus are on alert after a fellow pupil was arrested for allegedly threatening he would “shoot up the school” — and was later launched with out bail.
Police confirmed that 21-year-old Din Bajrektarevic was arrested the Friday after Thanksgiving for making the alleged terroristic threats over textual content message concerning Metropolis School in Harlem. Metropolis College public security officers despatched out a warning to the college group stating “Public Safety immediately acted on the threat with the NYPD and the FBI, and the student was promptly identified and arrested.”
Bajrektarevic was apprehended simply two days after authorities mentioned he despatched the net threats. One of many messages learn, “When I shoot up the school, know who is to blame.”
He was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime, amongst different costs. Bajrektarevic can also be beneath a restraining order, and has been suspended and barred from campus. Officers for the CUNY college mentioned that “All CCNY Public Safety Officers have been informed…and they are fully prepared to enforce the bar should he attempt to enter the City College campus.”
As college students strive to stay centered on finals and the conclusion of the semester, some stay involved on condition that Bajrektarevic was launched with out bail.
“When I heard the he was still set free, it was a little concerning. Although I know he was barred from campus,” mentioned pupil Julius Anderson. “I always hear about shooter threats, school shootings and everything, but never really thought that it would affect a place that I attend.”
“If you threaten the school, you should probably be expelled. But that’s not my place to make that judgment,” one other pupil mentioned. “You never really expect that, it’s definitely a shock, for sure. I am glad everyone’s safe.”
In a press release, a spokesperson for Metropolis School informed NBC New York “Because there is an active investigation taking place, we are unable to comment beyond what was shared in our all-campus email earlier this week.”
Bajrektarevic is due again in court docket on Jan. eleventh. Lawyer info for him was not instantly accessible.