• Methuen High student accused of making terrorist threats on Facebook


    by Melissa Mahan

    METHUEN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Methuen High School student is held on $1 million bail on a charge that he threatened to kill people and outdo the Boston Marathon bombings on his Facebook page.

    Police said 18-year-old Cameron B. Dambrosio's threats referenced the White House and the Boston Marathon bombings, and said he wanted to outdo the Boston Marathon bombings.

    Dambrosio pleaded guilty at his arraignment Thursday. A dangerousness hearing was set for May 9. His defense attorney declined to immediately comment on the case to reporters outside court Thursday.
    According to police, Dambrosio was arrested Wednesday after a Methuen High student reported some pretty alarming things they saw on his Facebook page and in a rap video he posted on YouTube. Some things found on his Facebook page included obscene gestures, Satanic pictures and a "Wanted Dead or Alive" poster of himself.

    Dambrosio posted comments telling people to "shut up" and in order to get some "props" he'll have to go kill somebody. He also said people shouldn't cry when they see what he does because they have it coming." But one of the most disturbing comments to authorities referenced the Boston Marathon bombings. Dambrosio wrote "(expletive) the Boston bombing, wait til you see what I do. I'm going to be famous."
    Dambrosio went on to say he's going to beat every murder charge against him.

    Investigators searched his home, and according to the Eagle Tribune, took a computer and an Xbox as evidence.

    Dambrosio is charged with communicating a terrorist threat, a felony with a penalty of up to 20 years.
    Dambrosio was arrested last June on an unrelated assault and battery charge.

    Methuen police have also contacted the FBI because in addition to the marathon bombings, he also mentioned the White House and federal government in a rap video.

    Police are commending the Methuen High School student who came forward. They always say "if you see something, say something," and that's what the student did.

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