Two teens will face criminal charges for allegedly putting a threatening note on a student's car at Bunker Hill Community College in July.
The male victim found the threatening note when he returned to his car in the parking lot of the Charlestown school on July 25. State Police detectives, patrols and K-9 units responded to the scene, as did explosive ordinance detection teams from the State Police and FBI. Boston Police, Fire, and EMS units also responded, along with campus police and Transit Police.
The threat, which the suspects said was made as a prank, caused significant disruption to college operations and public transit due to the large police and emergency response.
One of the suspects is a 19-year-old woman and the second is a 16-year-old boy. Both suspects are from Everett. The name of the older suspect will not be released until charges are filed in court, and the younger suspect's name will not be released as he is a juvenile.
State Police are seeking the following charges against them:
- Threats to commit a crime against a person;
- Making a threat that disrupts a school or public building; and
- Disorderly conduct.
The prank threat caused the college to be locked down for more than three hours while State Police and FBI bomb technicians cleared the victim's car. Additionally, students and staff were not permitted to enter the lot to retrieve their own cars, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority closed the Community College Orange Line stop, for the duration of the scene investigation.
The suspects' appearances in Charlestown District Court have not been scheduled yet.