The FBI is putting on presentations at several schools in New York and New Jersey in a bid to prevent students from joining the Islamic State terror group, local media reported Wednesday.
An FBI intelligence analyst – who did not wish to be identified – showed students an ISIS recruitment video and warned them of the threat during a presentation Tuesday at the Bergen Arts and Science Charter School in Hackensack, N.J., according to CBS New York.
“There’s a role for everybody. Every person can contribute to the Islamic State,” said a young Canadian man in the recruitment video. “You can even come here and rebuild.”
The militant ended up dying in Syria as a result of fighting.
“It definitely was eye-opening,” senior student Zoey Zibor told CBS New York. “You know, you learn that it’s in your own backyard. It’s American citizens wanting to join these terrorist groups.”
The FBI says more than 150 Americans have gone overseas to join ISIS. Authorities reportedly are planning to take the presentations to other schools in the area to reach adolescent-age students.