Police said they found no credible threat, but there will be an increased police presence at Southington High School as a precaution today after a student made a threat Wednesday, according to police.
Police said the Southington High School student became upset around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and said he was going to bring a gun to school the following day.
Southington Police investigated and the student admitted that he said it, knew it was wrong, and did not have any intention of bringing a weapon to school.
The student was referred to the juvenile court.
Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the school superintendent contacted police to report that two parents expressed concerns about a threat to the school and police determined that they were related to the threat the student made earlier, police said.
Authorities said they found no credible threat to the school, but there will be an increased police presence at Southington High School as a precaution and to alleviate anxiety on the students and staff and “so that the school may continue in a positive educational environment.”