From EAG News:

NEW YORK – Three New York City high school students face menacing and unlawful imprisonment charges after police allege they locked a classmate in a freezer and rapped on the door with knives while threatening to kill him.

The suspects, all 16 years old, were arrested at Food and Finance High School May 6 after an unidentified student called his mother from inside of an industrial freezer and said his classmates trapped him inside, NBC New York reports.

The student told police his tormentors were armed with knives from the culinary class, which they used to bang on the freezer door while one student threatened to kill him.

“They’re real knives,” he said. “I was thinking, ‘What if they opened the door and they really wanted to kill me?’”

“It was pitch black,” the student told the news site, “I just started freaking out.”

The boy’s mother called school officials, who let the teen out. He was inside the freezer for about 10 minutes while the teacher was away from the classroom, the New York Daily News reports.

The student told NBC New York he’s lost sleep and missed school in the weeks following the incident, and his doctor diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress disorder. Students and teachers at the school, meanwhile, have poked fun at the traumatizing experience, he said.

“There are faculty that will say to me, ‘Stay frosty,’” the boy said. “They think it’s a joke. It’s not a joke.”

“I feel like everybody is against me…

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