Coginchaug Student Arrested After Threatening Social Media Post

A student at Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham has been arrested after an investigation into a threatening social media post.

State police said they started receiving calls about a concerning Instagram post Thursday. According to police, the post referenced the Florida school shooter and mentioned possible violence at Coginchaug High School.

Investigators traced the post back to a juvenile student, who admitted to making the post. He also told police he never planned to follow through on the threat.

The student was charged with second-degree threatening and breach of peace. He is due to appear in court on March 7.

Coginchaug reported a similar incident last week. In that case, a student was charged with breach of peace. 

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