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Jersey City Teen Accused Of Threatening Belleville Boys On Facebook

JERSEY CITY, NJ (WCBS 880) - A Hudson County teen is facing several charges, accused of cyber-bullying and making some scary threats via Facebook.

WCBS 880's Levon Putney reports from New Jersey


A 14-year-old Jersey City boy is accused of harassing and threatening to kill two 12-year-old Belleville boys.

"We have no information that these kids have ever even met," says Essex County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Walter Dirkin. "[He] threatened immediate bodily harm and/or death."

Dirkin said the teenager also got the boys' phone numbers after they posted their contact information on the social networking site.

"Phone numbers and addresses and things like that are dangerous things to publish to the world," says Dirkin, who adds that this is another reminder to watch what you post online.

Dirkin says the Jersey City teenager believed he had a special relationship with a girl and that the two Belleville boys were somehow threatening that relationship.

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