A Waterbury man is accused of trespassing in a Watertown school and told police he did it because he was curious about what different schools were like.
Police said 18-year-old Davon Alvarez was spotted walking into Watertown High School behind a group of students who had buzzed into the building around 8 a.m. Faculty stopped Alvarez and contacted police.
Alvarez told police he is a college student and graduated Waterbury High School last year.
He also told police he had entered another school outside Watertown, and that he did it because he was curious about what different schools were like.
Investigators did not find any contraband or anything suspicious on him.
Alvarez was charged with criminal trespass and loitering in a school.
Watertown Superintendent Rydell Harrison released the following statement in response to the arrest.
"The safety of our students and staff is a top priority for Watertown Public Schools and we take threats to the security of our schools very seriously. We are grateful for the staff member who recognized that the young man was not one of our students and reported the concern, the quick response of our School Resource Officer who detained and questioned the individual and the thorough investigation from the Watertown Police Department which determined that our students and staff were not in danger. Going forward, I will continue working closely with the high school administration and the Watertown Police Department to investigate the safety issues raised by yesterday’s security breach, and make immediate adjustments to our internal morning protocols."
The investigation is ongoing.