Garden City Teen Accused of School Threat

Joshua Barley
Joshua Barley

A Garden City teenager has been accused of threatening to kill his school principal in a message found written in a classroom.

Nassau County police arrested Joshua Barley and charged him with making a terroristic threat, a felony.

Police said the 18-year-old wrote on the blackboard in his classroom at the Rosemary Kennedy BOCES School on North Jerusalem Road that he wanted to “assassinate the principal and take over the school” at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

A witness notified the principal who then called police.

Barley will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.