A 21-year-old woman was recently taken into custody by the authorities being accused of making terroristic threats. According to the woman’s arrest warrant, the DACA recipient used a fictitious Facebook account in order to write on a high school’s social media page that she will come the next day at school and shoot everyone.
Illegal Immigrant Said to Have a Mental Illness
Last week, 21-year-old Abigail Hernandez was arrested in Rochester, ending a manhunt that lasted at least a couple of days. The authorities established that the woman is an illegal immigrant but was allowed to remain in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act.
According to the police record, last week, operating under an assumed Facebook identity, Hernandez posted a menacing message on East High School’s Facebook page. In her post, Hernandez wrote that she would arrive the following day at school and shoot everyone there.
The authorities determined that Hernandez has never been a student at the East High School. Following the woman’s online threats, the East High School superintendent notified the authorities. Fearing that they might be dealing with another school massacre, the authorities began a state-wide manhunt for the perpetrator.
Tracking down the woman was difficult, as she used a fake Facebook identity in order to post the message. Hernandez was finally tracked down at her home on the 20th of February. According to the authorities and the ICE members who supervised Hernandez’s case, a shotgun was found inside her house, but, at the moment, it’s not yet clear whether the woman could be capable of putting her plan in motion.
Defending the illegal immigrant is her mother, who told various news outlets that her daughter is not a terrorist and that she has a mental condition.
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