New Haven officials address recent school threats, 2021 crime

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials in New Haven provided an update on recent threats against schools and how the city combatted crime and violence in 2021.

Mayor Justin Elicker, Interim Police Chief Renee Dominguez, and Assistant New Haven Police Chief Karl Jacobson held a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

New Haven Police made multiple arrests in connection with threats made toward various schools over the past several weeks.

A series of threats recently closed schools in cities and towns across the state. In New Haven alone, there were about 20 threats made in the span of a few weeks.

New Haven police now have made seven arrests in the cases, with two arrest warrants pending. They say because of their swift action, the threats subsided quickly.

“The kids who were doing it realized we were taking it seriously and we were making arrests on it because we can’t have this behavior closing down our schools, traumatizing our students, and having negative effects,” Dominguez said.

The investigations remain active and ongoing. Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

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