NAUGATUCK, Conn. — A 13-year-old from Naugatuck is facing charges after police said he had posted a threat on social media.
Police said they learned of the social media posts circulating Thursday night. While investigating, they identified the 13-year-old who was reportedly responsible for the threat.
According to police, the threat suggested fellow students at City Hill School stay home Friday because of "what he might do."
The teen was charged with breach of peace and will appear in court Friday.
In response to the threat, Naugatuck police have been posted at schools out of an abundance of caution.
Naugatuck is not the only Connecticut town that's seen either a cancelation of classes or an increased police presence over school threats.
Norwich Public Schools canceled classes for all schools Friday after a reported social media threat from a middle school student on Snapchat.
Region 10 schools in Burlington and Harwinton also announced that classes were canceled Friday following reported threats that specifically targeted the district.
Threats targeting schools across the country reportedly went viral on TikTok on Thursday, prompting an increased police presence at several school districts across the state including South Windsor and Wallingford.
The TikTok videos were the latest in what has been several recent incidents of school threats in the state.
Three teens were arrested in Ansonia after threats were made on social media; Five teens at Seymour High School have been charged after making "alarming" social media posts; A student in Danbury faces 11 counts of breach of peace, falsely reporting an incident, and threatening after reportedly sending threatening emails that targeted Danbury High School; Watertown police increased their presence at all schools last week following an incident where a 12-year-old student reportedly texted himself a threat against Swift Middle School to try and get out of going to school.
Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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