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Three arrested after New Milford High School lockdown

Police said a juvenile and two other students were charged in connection with the incident.
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NEW MILFORD, Conn. — Police responded to New Milford High School while the school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning, and made three arrests officials confirmed.

Police responded to a report of a weapon on the property at 9:20 a.m. 

Officials put the school on lockdown. 

Police said the arrests stemmed from a fight that occurred in a bathroom at the high school. After the fight, officials learned of a weapon on school grounds.   A search of the juvenile suspect’s vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded 9mm pistol with no serial number.  

A 17-year-old, charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Ghost Gun.

Anthony Jack, 18, of New Milford was charged with Assault 3rd and Breach of Peace.

Christian Acosta,19, of New Milford was charged with Assault 3rd and  Breach of Peace. 

 The lockdown was lifted just before 11 a.m. They said the scene was secure, and they are continuing to investigate. 

Police said others may be involved including juveniles. 

 Chief Spencer Cerruto said,  “I have zero tolerance for school related violence, or any violence for that matter, and these suspects and juvenile will be dealt with accordingly.”

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Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.

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