Norwalk PD takes juvenile into custody following reported threats at local high school

Fairfield

CREDIT: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have taken a juvenile into custody in regards to three hoax threatening incidents at Norwalk High School during the week.

On Wednesday at about 1:35 p.m., the Norwalk Police Department was notified of threats against Norwalk High School. Officers responded, secured the facility, and place the school on lockdown for the second time in less than a week. The building was searched and cleared before students were dismissed.

As a precautionary measure, Naramake Elementary School and Nathan Hale Middle School were both placed in “lock out.”

Norwalk police have enlisted the assistance of the FBI to determine the source of the threat, which they believed to be related to last week’s similar incident.

Police are charging the juvenile with first-degree threatening, second-degree threatening, three counts of falsely reporting an incident in the first degree, three counts of breach of peace in the second degree, and three counts of conspiracy.

“I appreciate the outstanding work of the Officers that responded to the 3 incidents at Norwalk
High School and commend the thorough and tireless work of the Detectives that investigated
and solved these crimes” said Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik. “I also wish to thank our
federal partners for their willingness to assist and the community for their cooperation”.

“This behavior is dangerous and it will not be tolerated,” said Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling. “I am thankful these incidents have been hoaxes, but I understand the stress, anxiety, and potential trauma this is causing our students, staff, families, and community. Our Community Services Department is working closely with the Norwalk Public Schools to ensure appropriate support systems are in place.”

The district crisis team – which includes counselors, social workers, psychologists, and staff from Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance and the Family & Children’s Agency – will remain available to students and staff impacted by the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norwalk police at (203)854-3000 or the Norwalk Police Tip Line: 203-854-3111. Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to the Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.com. Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NORWALKPD” into the text field,
followed by the message, and sending it to TIP411 (847411)

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