Shelton High School student arrested following alleged school threat involving fake gun


SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 has confirmation that police have arrested a Shelton High School student for making a violent threat to the school.

According to Shelton police, officers received reports on Wednesday of a threatening video posted online. Police say the video included a man showing a gun and allegedly says if anyone messes with him on Thursday and he goes to school, he was willing to kill someone.

Police later identified and located the suspect as well as seized the facsimile weapon shown in the video.

Eliezer Reyes, 18 (Photo: Shelton Police Department)

Shelton officers arrested 18-year-old Shelton High School student Eliezer Reyes. Reyes was charged with threatening, breach of peace, among other charges. Reyes is being held on a $50,000 bond and will appear in court on Thursday.

Shelton Public Schools said the high school will open on a normal schedule and will have extra security present.

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