Stratford police arrest juvenile for posting threat against school


FILE (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police arrested the juvenile who allegedly posted a social media threat against a middle school in Stratford.

Stratford police said they were made aware of “a social media threat directed toward students and faculty of the Stratford school system” on Monday.

An anonymous user posted the following message on Twitter just before 5 p.m.:

The post did not specify a specific middle school in the town, and the Twitter account appears to have been taken down.

Investigators said they quickly identified the suspect and arrested them for posting the threat. Police did not say what the juvenile is charged with.

In a Facebook post Monday night, police said they deemed the threat not credible.

“The Stratford Police Department and Board of Education treat all perceived threats valid or not seriously and have worked diligently to ensure the safety of all students and faculty to provide a safe learning and work environment,” police said in a statement.

Additional officers were at schools in Stratford Tuesday as a precautionary measure, police said.

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