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Vaughan Pleads Guilty to Making Terror Threats

Vaughan Pleads Guilty to Making Terror Threats

By Eugenia Moskowitz

Brendan Vaughan pled guilty last week at White Plains Federal Court to the charge of making terrorist threats to Washingtonville High School and against four students in particular in June of 2018. Sentencing is scheduled for April 20, 2020, but may be moved up to January.

Vaughan had made the threats on Snapchat, which alarmed fellow students who alerted parents, who then alerted school officials and local Washingtonville law enforcement. The situation quickly went from local to State Police, and then all the way up to the FBI.

Searches of Vaughan’s residence turned up various written evidence regarding plans, but no firearms or weapons. No weapons were found at the school, which was thoroughly searched.

Vaughan had originally been arrested on June 4 and released on a $75,000 bond. He has already served a year in federal prison for bail violaion, people familiar with the matter said. He can now get anywhere from time served to maximum 15 years.

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