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Waterbury Arts Magnet School Student Accused of Threatening Instagram Posts

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    Waterbury police have arrested a Waterbury Arts Magnet School student who is accused of threatening Instagram posts and officials said there will be an extra police presence at the school today. 

    Police said they received several complaints around 7:47 p.m. Thursday about posts made on Instagram that were interpreted as threats toward students attending the Waterbury Arts Magnet School and they started investigating.

    Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Shy’rese Eastwood, a resident of Waterbury and student at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School.

    Police said Eastwood and his mother cooperated with the investigation and Eastwood had no immediate access to weapons.

    All Waterbury Schools opened at the normal time today and uniformed officers, school resource officers and detectives will have an extra presence at Waterbury Arts Magnet School today to help reduce any fears this incident caused to students, staff and parents, according to police.

    Eastwood was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the second degree and threatening in the first degree.

    He was held on a $25,000 bond.

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