Wilton Police Arrest Suspect in Wilton School Threat - NBC Connecticut

Wilton Police Arrest Suspect in Wilton School Threat

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    Wilton police have arrested a juvenile after investigating a social media post involving a possible school threat.

    Police said they were notified around 11:30 p.m. and started investigating a group chat in which a juvenile suggested the threat of violence directed toward a Wilton school, according to police.

    Investigators identified a juvenile suspected of sending the post, contacted his parents around 1 a.m. and they brought the boy to the police department.

    Police said they interviewed the boy and the post wasn’t meant as an actual threat and it was never meant to be carried out.

    They said the juvenile appeared remorseful and understood the consequences of his actions.

    The boy was arrested, charged with threatening in the first degree and released into the custody of the parents. He is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in Stamford later this month.

    Police said that there never appeared to be a viable threat to the public or school community and there is no active threat to the public or school community.

    Police have increased their presence and visibility in the school areas.

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