Police: Queens student in 'Joker' costume threatens to 'kill people after school'

Billie Rama
October 31, 2019 - 6:42 pm
Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker

(Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- This is no joke.

A 14-year-old boy dressed as "The Joker" was arrested on Halloween at his school in Queens.

The teen is accused of making a threat at the High School for Arts and Business in Corona, authorities said.

The student allegedly told school staffers that "today would be a good day for a shooting" and then asked if the school's windows were bulletproof, police said.

The teen is undergoing a psychological evaluation at Elmhurst Hospital.

"Safety always comes first, and we are providing additional support to the school community," said Isabelle Boundy, Assistant Press Secretary, NYC Department of Education. "There is no credible threat, and all students and staff are safe."​

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