WASHINGTONVILLE – A Brooklyn man was arrested for making a call to Washingtonville High School back in January in which he said a bomb would go off.
Police said Marcel Graham, 18, was arrested Tuesday morning at his Brooklyn residence. He was charged with the felony of falsely reporting an incident and sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
A 17-year-old Washingtonville High School student who is a friend of Graham’s and recently moved to the village from Brooklyn had sent him a text message asking him to make the bomb threat call. When he didn’t do it immediately, Basile said the youth sent another text asking him when he was going to make the call.
When the student was arrested days after the threatening call, he was charged with falsely reporting an incident as a felony.