Shelton High Student Arrested Over Threat

A Shelton High School student was arrested on Monday morning, the day after a parent reached out to police about a threat posted on Twitter.

On Sunday, the mother of a Shelton High School student contacted police, showed them a Tweet that said. “I have a gun and I think I’m going to use it tomorrow,” and said she thought a Shelton High School student posted it, police said. 

After investigating, officers identified a 17-year-old boy who attends the high school as the suspect and arrested him on Monday morning.

The teen, who has not been publicly identified, has been charged with second-degree breach of peace. He did not have a gun, police said.

The boy was released to his parents on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Juvenile Court later this month.

Police said Shelton High School administrators were notified and Shelton Police are working with them.

The Shelton Public Schools website says students are safe.

"Late last night a Shelton High School student posted a threat using social media. Although Shelton High School was not specifically identified, Shelton Police Department became involved in the investigation of the matter and appropriate action has been taken. We believe that this matter has been handled effectively and to our satisfaction. We are confident that all of our SHS students attending school today are safe and not in peril," the statement says.

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