Teen Posted Facebook Threat to Kill Fellow Students: Cops

Police arrested the 16-year-old Bridgeport student Wednesday night.

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    Bridgeport police arrested a 16-year-old student Wednesday accused of posting threatening statements on his Facebook page.

    According to police, the Central High School student made statements that he would kill fellow students and that he was serious about his threat. School Resource Officers were notified about the threat.

    Officers from the department's Emergency Services Unit, Youth Bureau, Detective Bureau and School Resource Officers served a search warrant on the teen's house around 10 p.m., police said.

    "We took immediate action as soon as we learned about the online threats," said Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. "We take our duty to keep our children safe in school very seriously and I'm grateful for the fast actions of our officers and detectives."

    Police took the student into custody at his home without incident. No weapons were found, according to police.

    Officials did not release the student's name because of his age.

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