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June 20, 2019

Ex-teacher, his twin indicted for allegedly making bombs in Bronx

March 16, 2018

A former teacher and his twin brother accused of building bombs in their Bronx apartment — with the help of teenagers — have been indicted, according to a new court filing.

Christian and Tyler Toro were indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy, unlawful manufacture of a destructive device, and unlawful possession of a destructive device in Manhattan Federal Court. Christian Toro also faces one count of distribution of explosive materials to a minor.

Feds arrested the Toros on Feb. 15 for allegedly stockpiling more than 30 pounds of bomb-making materials, including ingredients for napalm, in their Pelham Parkway home.

Cops also claim to have found a note suggesting plans to slaughter children that read “Under the full moon the small ones will know terror.”

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Christian Toro, a former Democracy Prep Harlem High School special ed teacher, and his twin also swapped texts about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, officials said.

Tyler Toro allegedly wrote to Christian Toro that Paddock had a police scanner when he murdered 58 people who were patronizing an outdoor concert in October.

“We need to invest in one,” Tyler Toro wrote, prosecutors said during a recent court appearance.

“Copy. I see a couple on Amazon,” Christian Toro allegedly replied.

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The twin brothers were carrying out the plot in their Pelham Parkway home.


The twins are accused of paying students from Democracy Prep $50 an hour to dismantle fireworks — and extract the explosive materials.

The Toros first came across cops’ radar after a 15-year-old student made a bomb threat at Democracy Prep on Dec. 4.

The female student was collared and Christian Toro abruptly resigned from the school on Jan. 10.

Tyler Toro then brought his brother’s work laptop back to the school. There, a computer tech came across a bomb-making book — spurring a federal investigation, court papers state.

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Christian Toro was also nabbed Jan. 31 on a third-degree rape charge. He is accused of having sexual encounters with the girl who made the bomb threat in his apartment from September 2017 to January 2018.

Christian and Tyler Toro, both 27, are being held without bail.

Christian Toro’s lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while Tyler Toro’s lawyer declined to comment.

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