In a significant development in a months-long investigation, the Ramapo Police Department, in collaboration with the FBI Task Force and the Suffern Police Department, has apprehended a 14-year-old juvenile in connection with a bomb threat at Suffern High School. The incident, which occurred on September 21, 2023 as we reported here on Monsey Scoop, led to the evacuation of the school and a rapid response from various law enforcement agencies.
The arrest, made on Monday, January 15, 2024, comes after a detailed four-month probe by the Ramapo Police Investigations Division. The juvenile, whose identity remains protected due to their age, faces serious charges including Making a Terroristic Threat and Falsely Reporting an Incident, both classified as D-Felonies. Following the arrest, the individual was processed and released, pending a forthcoming appearance in Rockland County Family Court.
Throughout the investigation, the Ramapo Police Department expressed gratitude for the support and cooperation of the Suffern Central School District. This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of local and federal law enforcement agencies to maintain safety and order in educational institutions.
It is important to note that a criminal complaint is an accusation, not a proof of guilt. The accused juvenile is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.