Officials are investigating after they said a threat was made during the school day at Southington High School on Wednesday.
According to an email sent out by school officials on Wednesday night, a student made a statement in class indicating intent to access a weapon and kill someone.
Several classmates and teachers heard the comment and referred it to administration, who then contacted the Southington Police Department for an investigation, the Superintendent of Schools Timonthy Connellan said.
Connellan said appropriate disciplinary action has been administered.
There was an increased police presence at the school on Wednesday after a rumor of a threat against the school. Connellan said the threat was not real, but the added security was out of an abundance of caution.
After investigating, police determined the rumor was started after student discussions at school about an incident last week involving a racist video that was posted online, according to Connellan.