A Bellmore man was arrested Friday and charged with making a terroristic threat after police discovered that he allegedly made threatening statements against a local high school, Nassau County police said.

According to detectives, 28-year-old Peter Andersen stated during a conversation on Dec. 22 that “he wanted to shoot everyone in [Wellington C.] Mepham High School” in Bellmore, police said in a news release.

The principal became aware of the statement on Jan. 3 and alerted the authorities, police said.

First Squad detectives arrested Andersen following an investigation, police said.

He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.



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