New York police have launched an investigation after a person threatened to “shoot” an elite high school in Brooklyn. The person claimed to be a student at the school and said the shooting will be streamed live on Instagram.
“I’m going to shoot my school Millennium Brooklyn High School New York in a few weeks with an MP15 assault rifle and a Glock 17 pistol with hundreds of rounds and livestream it on my Instagram,” the menacing post read. to the New York Post.
An employee of another school – Park Slope – reported the alarming threat to authorities, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said Friday.
“We’re investigating,” the Post was quoted as saying by detective Denise Maroni.
Brooklyn is one of New York City’s five boroughs, coextensive with Kings County, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. It is separated from Manhattan by the East River and bounded by the Upper and Lower New York Bays (west), the Atlantic Ocean (south), and the borough of Queens (north and east).
The viral post also mentioned that the shooter will also be blasting “dancin military style and abba gimme gimme eurobeat” music during the shoot.
“I hope to bring at least 15-30 people, mostly in the classrooms or hallways, plus some people fleeing the building,” the post said.
The threat comes more than a week after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Twenty-one people, including 19 students, were killed in one of the worst mass shootings in US history when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered the school and opened fire on classrooms full of fourth-graders.
Following the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas, a number of mass shooting threats have been leveled at schools in New York City and Long Island over the past week, the Post further reported.