Teen charged in connection with threat to shut down Ansonia High School | Connecticut News
ANSONIA, CT (WFSB) – A school strike at Ansonia High School was lifted after officials were alerted to a potential threat.
School officials said they became aware of the threat Monday morning after being alerted to a topic on social media.
The high school was locked down for part of the day, but was later lifted and students were allowed to go home.
So far, no threats have been found.
A 14-year-old student from Ansonia High School was later blamed for the crime.
They were charged with threats and violations of the peace. The teenager was then referred to juvenile authorities.
Police say this is an isolated incident.
In response to today’s arrest, Ansonia Superintendent Dr. DiBacco released a statement that read:
“Ansonia Public Schools in collaboration with the Ansonia Police Department will not tolerate any behavior/action that puts our students, staff and community at risk. Today’s reaction was the action of an Ansonia student; Prompt and immediate action will be taken – appropriate consequences will be taken and include deportation and arrest. “
This threat follows a series of recent threats to schools across the state, including in New Haven and Hamden.
Authorities have arrested most of these cases.
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