via the social media network Twitter on Friday, pleaded not guilty in Central Islip District Court on Saturday.
School district officials, as a precaution, closed the gym to student spectators for the Friday evening game.
According to a report on Newsday, Taggart admitted posting on Twitter that he was preparing to blow up "The Kingdome", a nickname for the Kings Park gym.
Through his lawyer, Taggart entered a plea of not guilty to the felony charge of falsely reporting an incident on school grounds. Taggart is being charged as an adult.
Taggart's attorney, James Polk, of Garden City said he believed the incident "was fairly overblown."
According to court records, Taggart is due back in court on Feb. 15.
To read the entire report on Newsday, click here.