Officers Arrest New Fairfield Man With Loaded Firearm Outside School


A New Fairfield man was arrested on Wednesday after carrying a firearm while intoxicated on school grounds, according to Connecticut State Police.

Officials were called to Consolidated School after being alerted to a man smoking on school property.

Police said the 55-year-old man was found with a loaded firearm on school property while under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to a nearby hospital and later taken into custody.

The firearm was seized and his permit was revoked, according to state police.

School resource officers from the Consolidated School and Meeting House Hill School responded.

Authorities said school officials were immediately notified and students and staff were not in immediate danger at any time.

The man faces charges including carrying a firearm while under the influence and possession of a weapon on school grounds. He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 12.

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