A North Bellmore man was arraigned Saturday accused of threatening to commit a mass shooting at his alma mater, Mepham High School in Bellmore.
Cops arrested Peter Anderson, 28, of 1404 Dewey Ave., after Mepham High School Principal, Michael Harrington became aware that Anderson had made threatening comments.
In a letter to parents, which was obtained Saturday, Harrington wrote, “On Dec. 22, one of our students was approached at the mall by a 2002 graduate, who made a series of angry and alarming comments about Mepham High School.” Harrington added that the student and her mother turned to old yearbooks and searched until they were able to identify the man. The school notified detectives on Jan. 3 and an investigation was opened, police said. A message left for Principal Michael Harrington was not immediately returned.
It was not clear why Anderson approached the student in the Roosevelt Field Mall or if the two knew each other. Police said the student waited until Thursday to inform the school of the threat.
On Friday, Anderson was arrested at his North Bellmore home and charged with a felony count of making a terroristic threat. When police arrested him, no weapons were found at his home.
In court documents, witnesses told police that Anderson was heard saying, "I hate Mepham, and wish everyone would burn in hell." He added, "That school tries to make its students homosexuals and defy God," documents said. The documents also said that he told the women “I would shoot the -- out of everyone in that school."
Anderson, who cops say uses the alias Piotr Abdel Fattah, was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead. A judge ordered bail at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. Nassau County records show that Anderson has not posted bail and remains in custody at the Nassau County Jail.