School officials in Wallingford said a high school student has been arrested after an investigation into an alarming message that was posted on Snapchat.
The superintendent of schools said in an emailed statement that police were notified overnight about a message from someone who “expressed his annoyance with Lyman Hall High School,” law enforcement was contacted, the student was identified and he was arrested at his home.
Police said the teen was charged with breach of peace in the second degree.
The student was not on school property Friday and isn’t allowed on school property, according to the superintendent, who said administrators will work with the Board of Education to ensure the policy is followed and the matter is addressed.
“I know there have been questions as to why communication was delayed. The reasons for this delay was due to the fact that there was an active investigation of a minor, the suspect’s location was known, and there was no immediate threat to students and staff at Lyman Hall High School,” Supt. Salvatore Menzo wrote in the statement that was emailed. “Therefore, we needed to wait until the arrest had been made at the child’s home and the police department was prepared for us to provide this statement.”