Breaking News
More () »

Three arrested after New Milford High School lockdown

Police said a juvenile and two other students were charged in connection with the incident.
Credit: Google Maps

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.”

RELATED: Beijing to mass-test most of city as COVID-19 cases mount

RELATED: 'I hate it' | Middle school's new cell phone lockup policy is not sitting well with some parents

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


Have a story idea or something on your mind you want to share? We want to hear from you! Email us at newstips@fox61.com  


Download the FOX61 News APP 

iTunes: Click here to download 

Google Play: Click here to download 

Stream Live on ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching FOX61. 

Steam Live on FIRE TV: Search ‘FOX61’ and click ‘Get’ to download. 


Before You Leave, Check This Out