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Several Minors Arrested in Connection to Recent Threats Made to New Haven Schools

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Several minors have been arrested in connection to the threats made to schools in New Haven within the last month.

Police Chief Renee Dominguez said seven arrests have been made and two additional warrants are pending after multiple threats were made. Most of the threats were on social media.

There will be a police presence at schools in New Haven Tuesday after a series of threats led to lockdowns and early dismissals Monday.

According to police, there were 19 reported threats to New Haven schools from November 30 through December 16. A majority of the threats happened between December 6 and December 8.

At one point, there were about nine schools affected in one day, police added.

Students in New Haven returned to class Tuesday after eight schools received threats yesterday. Police said a 17-year-old student was arrested and another minor from out of state will also be arrested.

The threats made impacted several schools including Hillhouse High School, Career High School, Co-op High School, Riverside Academy, Conte Middle School, Edgewood School, and Amistad. The threats prompted lockdowns, early dismissals and there was an increased police presence.

Police said several of the threats remain under investigation.

Authorities urged that the city cannot have this type of behavior closing schools, traumatizing children and teachers and having negative effects.

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