Student charged with making online threats
METHUEN, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Methuen high school student is being held without bail on a charge that he threatened to kill people and outdo the Boston Marathon bombing.
Cameron Dambrosio, 18, was charged with making a bomb threat on his Facebook page.
Dambrosio’s classmates reported it. He was arrested Wednesday.
“It’s not tolerated. He should be in jail for it,” said one student.
“Let’s face it, we weren’t all angels when we were kids, but nothing like this. This is just utterly amazing when you really think about it,” said a parent.
The profanity-laced Facebook posting quoted in court papers has Dambrosio saying, “[Expletive] a Boston bombinb [sic] wait till u see the [expletive] I do, I’ma [sic] be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me!”
Dambrosio was wearing a shirt with the face of a dead rap artist while in court.
7News reached out to Dambrosio’s family, but got no response. A neighbor described Dambrosio as a good kid, but troubled and picked on at school.
“I don’t think that he was intending to do anything. He was just full of hatred at the time. I don’t think he’s smart enough to build a bomb,” said a neighbor.
Police, the mayor of Methuen and school officials said the Facebook post may have been music to Dambrosio, but it was a threat to them.
“When we’re just recovering from what occurred in Boston, to make a threat and use what occurred in Boston to enhance your threat is extremely alarming to us, which raises the level of whether or not that’s going to occur immediately,” said an official.
Dambrosio was originally held on $1 million bail. He’s now being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on May 9.