Student threatened to bring gun to Southington High School: police

Published on Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:33
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

SOUTHINGTON - Southington High School will see an increased police presence today after a student threatened to bring a gun to school.

Police said the student, who has not been identified, “became upset” on Wednesday, at about 1:30 p.m., “and said that he was going to bring a gun to school the following day.” During the investigation, according to police, the student admitted that he made the comment and that he knew it was wrong. He also said he never had any intention of bringing a weapon to school, police said.

Later in the day on Wednesday, police said, the superintendent contacted officers after two parents expressed concerns about the threat that was made.

“The investigation found no credible threat to the school,” police Lt. Stephen Elliott said in a statement about the investigation.

“An increased police presence will be at Southington High School as a precaution and to alleviate anxiety on the students and staff and so that the school may continue in a positive educational environment,” Elliott continued.

Check back for updates.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:33. Updated: Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:36.