Two high school students in Old Saybrook have been arrested after police investigated a so-called “shooter list.”
A letter the police chief sent to parents, staff and students said they do not believe the students had any plans to harm students or staff, but there was an increased police presence at the school Thursday.
The letter said a student went to high school administrators Wednesday afternoon to report a safety concern about an alleged list of students, staff and others and school administrators took immediate action, ensuring all students were safe and contacting the school resource officer.
Police investigated and said two students did create a list of names at the beginning of the school year. Though it was not labeled as such, it was later referred to as a “shooter list,” according to the letter that Police Chief Michael Spera wrote.
Investigators did not find any evidence and said they do not believe the students had any plans to harm students or staff, but there was extra police presence at the high school Thursday.
A 17-year-old and a juvenile have been charged with breach of peace in the second degree and they were referred to juvenile court.
The 17-year-old was also charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias.
The letter goes on to say that police reached out to every parent whose child was named on the list.