New Haven Student Threatens to Blow Up School: Police

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    An 18-year-old from New Haven is facing charges after threatening to blow up Wilbur Cross High School, where he is a student, according to police.

    Police said Wilifredo Gonzalez, of Greenwich Avenue in New Haven, called 911 around 9:10 a.m. pm Monday and told the dispatcher he was going to blow up the school, which is located at 181 Mitchell Drive.

    He later confessed to making that call and a previous threat the morning of March 4, authorities said.

    In the meantime, students and staff were evacuated from the school while officers investigated. No immediate danger was found and the school reopened after about an hour and a half.

    Police said Gonzalez struggled with officers while they were arresting him.

    He’s charged with second-degree breach of peace, falsely reporting an incident, misuse of a 911 call and interfering with officers.

    Gonzalez will also be charged in connection with the March 4 incident.