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Student accused of gun threat in Shelton

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Shelton High School. (WFSB file photo) Shelton High School. (WFSB file photo)

A Shelton High School student was arrested  and suspended after police said they received a complaint from a parent about a gun threat.

The concerned parent showed officers a threat posted to Twitter that read "I have a gun and I think I'm going to use it tomorrow."

"Mom was paying attention and brought forward what she thought was a serious thought to the police," said Shelton Police Detective Christopher Nugent. "Her awareness was very helpful to the police. In the event this was a serious threat, something bad could have happened."

The parent told police that she believed the message was posted by a high school student.

An investigation revealed that the post was made by a 17-year-old boy.

The superintendent of schools posted a message on its website that said, in part "We are confident that all of our SHS students attending school today are safe."

The juvenile was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree breach of peace.

He was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Juvenile Court later this month.

Police said the teen did not possess a gun.

Police are reminding parents to report any suspicious posts on social media.

"It's important for some of these parents out there to monitor this stuff and make sure what's going on with their kids lives," Nugent said.

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