A Quincy man was arrested and charged in connection with sending a letter threatening an armed attack at a South Boston school last year, the District Attorney’s office announced on Thursday.
Clebio P. De Lima, 43, a Brazilian national living without document was arrested and charged in an indictment with two counts of making false statements to federal authorities. De Lima is scheduled to appear in federal court later on Thursday.
According to Masslive.com, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’s Boston Office received an unsigned, handwritten letter, in Portuguese, stating that someone named “Mario” was going to carry out an attack at a South Boston school.
The letter went not to say that Mario bought two firearms and was looking to buy more. It also went on to say he was going to “open fire on all of the children.” Yikes.
The FBI Boston joint terrorism task force determined that the letter was false. De Lima also falsely denied knowing about the letter. De Lima could face up to five years in prison, one year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.