A security officer was arrested last week for allegedly making a terrorist threat against the New York high school where he worked.
Kenneth Carter, 51, was arrested on May 22 after a co-worker told police Carter made threats against Nyack High School – a small school roughly 45 minutes north of New York City near Yonkers.
According to a report of the incident, Carter threatened to “go home, get his guns and blow the place up” after facing disciplinary action from school officials.
As a result, the security officer was charged with a felony-level charge of making terroristic threats. He is currently free after posting $1,000 bail.
In a statement on the school’s website, Nyack Superintendent James Montesano said “at no point did we believe that our students were placed in harm’s way or there was an imminent threat of danger to them.”
Montesano told Patch.com that Carter had been with the district for some time and was "courteous and caring toward students."
He also added that media outlets had sensationalized the event.