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Teen Accused of Making Threatening Post on Social Media

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    Trumbull police have arrested a 13-year-old accused of making a threat on social media.

    According to police, the teen posted threatening comments and a photo of himself with what appeared to be a handgun in a group chat on social media Sunday. A parent who saw the post on their child’s cell phone reported it to police.

    Upon investigation, the gun was determined to be a BB gun, not a real firearm. Police believe the child cropped out the red tip marking it as a fake for the photo.

    Police said this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

    The teen was charged with disorderly conduct and is due in court on March 3. He was not identified due to his age.

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