On 4/2/18 the Naugatuck Police
made an arrest in connection to an incident involving a Juvenile
Naugatuck High School student who made perceived threats to teachers and
students of Naugatuck High School on the juvenile’s social media
were alerted to the incident at about 10:45 PM on Monday evening
(4/2/18) after the threats had been shared and received by numerous
students that had shared a screen shot of the post. The Naugatuck PD
received over 50 calls on the posting from parents, students and
citizens who were concerned about sending kids to school on Tuesday.
The initial reporting was made by a NHS student who provided a copy of
the posting screenshot to investigating officers. The student reported
that they knew who the juvenile was because the student’s photo was
shown in the caption with the screen shot. The post indicated that the
student was “stressed out” from school and that the student “hates
almost everyone”. The post went on to state “… (Expletive) teachers
better watch out for me this week … I’m not putting up with any
(Expletive) this week so (expletive) just the teachers, everyone better
Naugatuck Police identified the juvenile through the
posting information and responded to the juvenile’s residence. The
juvenile and a parent were interviewed and were cooperative with
officers. The Juvenile admitted to making the posts while stressed out
earlier that evening but the student advised there was never an
intention to threaten or hurt anyone. It was determined during the
investigation that the juvenile household did not contain weapons and
that the juvenile had no foreseeable access to weapons.
the alarm that was created by the posts to the public the juvenile was
arrested and charged with Breach of Peace 2nd in violation of C.G.S.
53a-181. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent pending a
court date in Waterbury Juvenile Court.
As a precaution the
Naugatuck Police will have an additional police presence at Naugatuck
High School today and will continue to evaluate the need for any
additional assistance over the next few days with the Naugatuck High
School staff and the Naugatuck Board of Education.