Two teenagers were arrested this week after planning a killing spree at Connetquot High School in Bohemia. Dana Saltzman, 16, of Commack, and boyfriend, 17-year-old Christopher Franko of Bohemia were charged.
Police officers obtained cell phones and computers that were linked to the plot. “Computer forensics revealed numerous searches had been made of websites for explosives and bomb making,” police said in a statement. Police did not recover any weapons or explosives.
News 12 Long Island reported that Franko was previsouly charged in the 2007 bomb threat.
Saltzman was released on bail on May 1. Franko was arraigned Friday and will not be released on bail.
In 2007, sister flagship website WRAJ Internet Radio presented “Reactions to the Plot: Connetquot,” a radio broadcast program which interviewed several staff, students and alumni, anonymously. It was hosted by alumni Anthony Zaragoza. The program was about the bomb threats between 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years; majority on the bomb threat that was discovered in July 2007. The exclusive program won two awards and had over 10,000 listeners both on live radio and on-demand; the program was removed from on-demand by Jenthony Enterprises, Inc. in late 2007 because it sparked controversy with the school district. A text version of the July 2007 bomb plot can be found in the WRAJ Internet Radio blog.
Vidgle staff including Sarah, Mike and Anthony have attended Connetquot High School.