A 21-year-old lady who was permitted to remain in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been arrested for professedly threatening to shoot students at an upstate N.Y. high school.
Police say Abigail Hernandez made an invented Facebook page under the name “Martin Doll,” and after that utilized that record to influence a danger against East High School in Rochester, To wham reports.
The danger was posted underneath a photo demonstrating educators and students within East High School and understands, “I’m coming tomorrow morning” and “I will shoot up all of ya b – s,” police say.
Police were first informed about the posting on Feb. 16, however it took specialists a couple of days to make a capture because of the record being phony.
Officers visit to Hernandez’s home on Feb. 20 and said they found a shotgun inside the home, which Hernandez’s father claims belongs to him and his daughter never touched, the Democrat and Chronicle reports.
Hernandez was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat.
As deputies were investigating Hernandez, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents discovered she was an undocumented immigrant who was in the U.S. under the DACA program, the outlet reports.
The program, created by the Obama administration in 2012, states that certain people who were brought to the U.S. as children and meet a set of strict guidelines can be eligible to have action against them deferred for at least two years and could possibly have that renewed.
Despite Rochester being a sanctuary city, immigration officials were still able to retrieve Hernandez’s status through an automated online database. As a sanctuary city, local officials will not share immigration information with federal authorities.
After being released on bail for the criminal case, Hernandez was detained and moved to the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia, the outlet reports.
Hernandez’s parents say she has very low cognitive ability and is not capable of carrying out any sort of attack like the once she allegedly threatened, the Democrat and Chronicle reports.
“She’s not right mentally – she doesn’t pick up what people say,” her mother, who was not identified, told the outlet, “She’s very dependent on me.”
The parents both have green cards and the couple’s two younger children are U.S. citizens.
Father Eufracio Torres says Hernandez was a student at East High School until about three years ago when she switched to Edison Tech High School because of a special education program that better suited her needs, according to the outlet.
Torres says Hernandez won’t even go by herself to the corner store visible from their front porch, let alone walk to the school.
“You put my daughter (in front of our house) and say to go to East (High), she doesn’t know how,” he told the outlet.
Hernandez will appear in federal court Monday.