Ex-Harlem Teacher, Twin Brother Had Students Break Down Bomb Materials For Alleged Terrorist Strike

NY Daily News reports that a former teacher and his twin brother kept more than 30 pounds of bomb-making materials in their Bronx home, along with a note suggesting they were planning to slaughter children, authorities said.

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Federal officials arrested Christian and Tyler Toro, 27, in an early morning raid Thursday at their Pelham Parkway apartment and uncovered the material, along with notes and a diary referring to a plan called “Operation Code Name Flash,” authorities said.

“Under the full moon the small ones will know terror,” read a purple index card packed inside a yellow backpack, according to a criminal complaint.

The quote appears to be a reference to online conspiracy theories about CIA mind control. Police and federal officials wouldn’t comment on what it meant, what the brothers were planning or why.

Police and the feds wouldn’t comment on what it meant, what the brothers were planning or why.

“We don’t know at this point in the investigation … the full breadth of what these materials mean,” said John Miller, the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism.

Authorities found 20 pounds of iron oxide, 5 pounds of aluminum powder, 5 pounds of potassium nitrate and 2 pounds of confectioner’s sugar, as well as a jar of explosive powder and metal fragments — all of which they said can be used to make bombs.

The raid also turned up Tyler Toro’s diary, which read, “We are twin Toros strike us now, we will return with nano thermite,” according to the complaint.

“We are twin Toros strike us now, we will return with nano thermite,” the diary also read.

Christian Toro, then a teacher at Democracy Prep Harlem Prep High School, allegedly paid students $50 an hour to break apart fireworks and take the explosives inside, the feds and police sources said.

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