Sending a warning to young computer hackers, federal prosecutors charged a teenage boy with shutting down an airport communications system.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday the Massachusetts boy, whose name was not released, has agreed to plead guilty and faces two years probation, a fine and community service.The teen is the first juvenile charged in federal court with computer hacking, officials said.

The boy broke into a Bell Atlantic computer system on March 10, 1997, stalling communication between the control tower and aircraft at Worcester Airport for six hours, authorities said. No accidents occurred.