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Danbury Police Identify and Arrest 14-Year-Old Danbury High School Student Who Sent Threatening Text About Shooting at School

Report by Paula Antolini, December 13, 2019, 8:35AM EDT

Press Release / Release Date: 12/13/2019

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, the Danbury Police Department received numerous complaints regarding a threatening text thread that was forwarded to several Danbury High School students and parents. The threatening text thread appeared to have been sent to a Danbury High School student, asking the student if they would be attending school on the following day, Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This text thread then suggested that the student would be the “first” target of a shooting at the school. The source of this threatening text thread was unknown to the recipient, as it appeared to have been sent through a “spoofed” telephone number.

An investigation was conducted by the Danbury Police Department General Investigations Division with assistance from the Danbury High School Resource Officers as well as the Danbury High School Administration. Through numerous search warrants, interviews and other investigative techniques, the source of this threat was identified as a 14-year-old Danbury female.

On December 12, 2019, the 14-year-old female was placed under arrest, charged with Threatening in the 2nd degree and Breach of Peace in the 2nd degree and will appear in Juvenile Court at a later date.

It should be noted that this is the second arrest made in regards to social media threats made to Danbury High School students.

We would like to reiterate that the Danbury Police Department, as well as the Danbury School Administration, will continue to vigorously investigate all serious threats made to any students, faculty or schools in the City of Danbury.

Prepared by Det. Sgt. Adam Marcus, released by Det. Lt. Mark William

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