Cameron D'Ambrosio, a Massachusetts high school student, faces terrorism charges after posting threats on Facebook saying he would carry out a bombing worse than the Boston Marathon attacks, which would make him "famous."
D'Ambrosio, 18, a student at Methuen High School and self-proclaimed rapper, pleaded not guilty Thursday to making a bomb threat on Facebook
and is being held without bail by Lawrence District Court Judge Lynn Rooney pending a May 9 dangerousness hearing after waiving his right to a bail argument, according to the Boston Herald.
"(Expletive) a boston bominb wait till u see the (expletive) I do, I'ma be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me! [sic]" the post read.
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A fellow student reportedly alerted assistant principal James Weymouth about the threat and Weymouth contacted police. D'Ambrosio could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on one count of making a bomb threat. Police said the teen admitted Wednesday to having written the Facebook post, the Herald reported.
"When we're just recovering from what occurred in Boston, to make a threat and use what occurred in Boston to enhance your threat, is extremely alarming for us," Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said at a press conference last week. "There are no more threats that are high school pranks. If they're thinking that way, they need to get their heads into 2013."
"I don't think he was intending to do anything,"
a neighbor of D'Ambrosio's told local NBC affiliate WHDH-TV. "He was just full of hatred at the time. I don't think he's smart enough to build a bomb, you know?"
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D'Ambrosio was charged last year with threatening to stab his sister to death, according to the Herald. The case was dismissed last month.
Two homemade bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon
on April 15 killed three people and wounded more than 170. Boston Police recently announced they had arrested three more men who allegedly helped suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the bombings occurred.
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