NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk High School student was arrested early Sunday on threats to high school staff via social media, Norwalk Police say. The student’s father, the legal owner of two handguns which were properly secured at the home, voluntarily turned the guns in to police, a police press release said. Security has been heightened at the school as a precaution.
The juvenile student, who is not being identified, was charged with threatening first degree and was in custody as of Monday evening, the press release said.
Police were made aware of the threats Sunday morning, the release said. “The patrol division officers investigated the complaint and arrested the student,” the release said. “The quick action and thorough investigation by the midnight shift, with the assistance of the Youth Bureau, assured the student was apprehended prior to any action being taken on the threats.”
The release continued, “Police Department personnel are continuing to work closely with the Juvenile Prosecutor’s office and Norwalk Public schools to ensure a safe learning environment for the staff and students. There is no continued threat at this time. However, as an added safety measure, Norwalk Police have heightened security at the school.”