That's the big question this morning after ICE agents picked up the former student with special needs who threatened to shoot up East Rochester High.
Will Abigail Hernandez be kicked out of the country? That's the big question this morning after ICE agents picked up the former student with special needs who threatened to shoot up East Rochester High.
Hernandez was originally charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, but she struck a deal for a lesser charge of falsely reporting an incident a misdemeanor. She pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday, admitting she used a fake Facebook account to post the threat against the school back in February.
In return, she was promised three years probation. Her attorneys and family thought that would mean she would be able to go home after spending the last four months in jail, but that was not the case.
Instead of walking out on her own to her waiting family, she was immediately detained by ICE at the Monroe County Jail.
"We (are) waiting for her, I know she's good, everybody make(s) a mistake, that's a big mistake, she (will) pay for that," Eufracio Flores-Moya said after the hearing.
Hernandez is in the country illegally, brought here as a child by her parents. Under DACA, she would've been protected as a Dreamer but she committed a crime, putting her at risk of being deported to Mexico.
She is being held in Batavia. Still no word on when an immigration judge will pick up her case.