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Student accused of making terroristic threat sentenced

August 21, 2018 05:36 PM

The student accused of making a threat against East High School earlier this year was sentenced to three years probation Tuesday morning. 

Monroe County Court Judge Vincent Dinolfo also gave Abigail Hernandez credit for the time she has served. This was a recommendation of the District Attorney's Office. 

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Police say former student Hernandez used a fake Facebook account to post the threat back in February, saying she wanted to shoot up the school. Family and friends tell us Hernandez has learning disabilities and may not have known or fully understood what was going on. 

Back in June, Hernandez pleaded guilty to falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor. She was immediately picked up by ICE as she was being released from the Monroe County Jail.

"Why does any young person make mistakes...it happens. Unfortunately, in her case, it has very serious consequences..." said Micheal Geraci, defense attorney. Geraci says his client never intended to hurt anyone. 

Hernandez faces deportation because she is an undocumented immigrant. She has a hearing set for Wednesday morning at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia. Her attorneys thought, because she pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor, she would not be a target.

Dinolfo says he hopes this incident doesn't hurt her moving forward. 

Attorney Geraci added, "Abigail's case should not be lumped in with anyone elses.It would such a shame for her to be deported. From everything that we've learned here, she's just simply not a threat. She's someone who is loved by her family and the community." 

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