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Teen arrested for Twitter terror threat

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Mario Cernas (Suffolk County Police) Mario Cernas (Suffolk County Police)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A Long Island teen is accused of threatening a shooting spree at a high school soccer game.

Suffolk County police say that Mario Cernas, 19, made the threat in a Twitter posting on Monday.

Police say that the post stated the shooting would occur at a game being held at the Dowling College Sports Complex in Shirley on Thursday.

Cernas was arrested Wednesday evening at his Bay Shore home. He is charged with making a terroristic threat.

He was scheduled to be arraigned on the felony charge in a Central Islip courtroom on Thursday.

Police did not indicate if they thought the threat was legitimate.

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