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Enfield police arrest student after he threatens to bring gun to school


A 14-year-old student was arrested on the first day of classes in Enfield after he allegedly said that he was going to bring guns to the school.

Officers were called to the CREC Public Safety Academy on Tuesday where a student said he was going to "shoot up the school," Enfield police Chief Carl Sferrazza told Eyewitness News.

Investigators talked to witnesses and gathered evidence, Sferrazza said. The officers checked the home of the male student, who lives in the Thomsponville section of the city; however, no weapons were located.

The student was immediately removed from the school, CREC officials said.

"This verbal threat was purported to include plans to bring a weapon to school. Safety and security of students and staff is our first priority," CREC administrators said in a statement Wednesday.

The student, whose name is not being released because of his age, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

"No one was ever in danger," Sferrazza said.

CREC officials said the final decision on whether the student will face any disciplinary action from the school will be determined after the police investigation.

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