School threat email promised bombs, nerve gas agents

NEW YORK (AP) — A threatening email sent to the New York City school superintendent early Tuesday warned that every school in the city would be attacked by the writer and “138 comrades” armed with pressure cooker bombs, nerve gas agents, machine pistols and machine guns.

City officials say the letter was obviously a hoax.

The letter said, “the students at every school in the New York City school district will be massacred, mercilessly. And there is nothing you can do to stop it.”

The anonymous writer claimed to be a student at one of the high schools in the district who had been bullied.

The email was provided to the AP by a law enforcement official with access to the document. The official was not authorized to disclose details of an ongoing investigation and provided the letter on condition of anonymity.

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