15-Year-Old Accused of Brandishing Fake Gun on School Bus in East Granby

A 15-year-old boy faces charges after police say he brandished a fake gun on the school bus in East Granby last month.

The teen, who was not identified due to his age, is accusing of brandishing what appeared to be a real firearm on a school bus ride home on Sept. 14. Police said school bus surveillance video showed the teen with the weapon.

Investigators later determined the gun was a facsimile weapon.

The incident led to some confusion and a soft lockdown at both the high school and middle school the following Tuesday, when someone reported that a student was possibly in possession of a weapon on a school bus. The school was searched and state police later determined the incident regarding the weapon occurred the previous Friday.

The suspect, who was not identified due to his age, is charged with brandishing a facsimile firearm, first-degree threatening, and second-degree breach of peace.

He is scheduled to appear in Hartford Juvenile Matters on Oct. 9.

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