Abigail Hernandez accused of making a terrorist threat on East High School’s Facebook page appears in City Court where she was ordered moved to Monroe County Jail. She had been in federal detention. (Feb. 26, 2018) Tina MacIntyre-Yee
The Rochester woman detained by authorities and accused of writing a threatening Facebook post appeared Monday morning in City Court.
City Court Judge Stephen Miller on Monday remanded Abigail Hernandez, 21, to the Monroe County Jail until March 15. She is scheduled to return to court on that date.
At a press conference Friday afternoon, the Rochester Police Department announced Hernandez was charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony charge in New York state. She allegedly posted on the East High School Facebook page, on the afternoon of Feb. 15: “I’m coming tomorrow morning and I’m going to shoot all of ya bitches.”
Hernandez was arraigned in City Court last week and was set to be released after her family posted $15,000 bail. But before that could happen, she was detained by immigration authorities and taken to the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia.
Hernandez, who was wearing an orange jumpsuit when she entered the courtroom Monday, is considered an undocumented immigrant and is facing deportation as well as the criminal charge.
In court Monday, public defender Emily Rosmus asked Miller to reimpose a nominal bail, so that Hernandez could be held instead at the Monroe County Jail. Rosmus said she’d been unable to meet with her client while she was being held by federal authorities.