According to CBS, a 14-year-old
Carolyn Murphy, Essex County Prosecutor, told NBC New York, the younger boys were insulted by being called “a punk,” “gay,” and “fat.” The incident further escalated when the 14-year-old threatened to kill the victims. One 12-year-old received a message stating “the teen would tie the boy to a pole, attach a rope and hook it to the boy’s stomach, tie it to his car and drive off, tearing off his body.”
The 14-year-old was arrested on charges of harassment and making terroristic threats. He was processed and later released to his parents.
Ironically, this episode occurred just days after the White House conference on bullying. The White House reports about 13 million young people are bullied each year.