Man Charged With Threatening Enters Family Violence Education Program

A lieutenant in the Bridgeport Fire Department who was accused of threatening to kill a Southington High School teacher has entered into a family violence education program.

Police took Gregory R Daly, 42, of Southington, into custody after he allegedly sent a text message threatening to kill the teacher, prompting a modified lockdown at Southington High School, DePaolo Middle School, Flanders Elementary School, Hatton Elementary School, Kennedy Middle School, Derynoski Elementary School and Plantsville Elementary School until police determined that there was no threat to any of the schools.

Daly, who had no prior record, has a severe drinking problem, according to prosecutors who said the victim had safety concerns and thought Daly posed a danger and needed help for anxiety and depression. Prosecutors said he has a history of violence and "poses a danger to others."

A judge issued a protective order and ruled that Daly cannot have guns or ammunition. 

Daly, a married father of two and a small business owner, was with the Bridgeport Fire Department for 16 years when he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into his arrest.

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