Mario Cernas
Mario Cernas

A teenager from Bay Shore has been arrested for allegedly posting online a threat of a shooting at a boys high school soccer game in Shirley this week, Suffolk County police said.

Mario Cernas was charged Wednesday with making a terroristic threat, a felony.

Police said the 19-year-old posted the threat Monday on Twitter about a soccer final Thursday between Smithtown West and Central Islip at Dowling College Sports Complex.

“CI BETTER FUCKING WIN OR IM SHOOTING SOME ONE AT DOWLING,” Cernas allegedly tweeted from his account, @Mc3xo.

Ten users retweeted the post.

The post came after Smithtown West beat Brentwood 3-2 in the Suffolk Class AA boys soccer semifinal earlier this week. Cernas is wearing a Brentwood sweatshirt in his mug shot.

Hofstra University Transfer

He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.


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