A New York teenager is denying charges she reported a bomb threat at her Long Island high school.
A lawyer for 16-year-old Dominique Best of Lindenhurst said his client is an excellent student who had never been in trouble with law enforcement. She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday on a charge of falsely reporting an incident. Bail was set at $5,000.
Her lawyer, Carmelo Garufi said the case is being blown out of proportion.
Suffolk County police say the 11th grader left a threatening message last week, suggesting a bomb would go off at Lindenhurst High School at 7:46 a.m. on Tuesday.
Prosecutors said the threat was left on a school calculator with text capability that was found in a geometry laboratory
Best was arrested on Monday.