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Female student arrested in Somers, Ellington school threat case

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An online threat that referenced Somers High School is under investigation. (WFSB photo) An online threat that referenced Somers High School is under investigation. (WFSB photo)
SOMERS, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut State Police have arrested a female student for an online threat that referenced schools in Somers and Ellington on Tuesday morning. 

State police said the online threat made via Instagram was found to be not credible. A parent located the threat and brought it to the attention of the administration. 

Superintendent of Ellington schools Scott Nicol sent a letter to his community informing them that the threat on social media referenced Somers High School.

Nicol also said that Ellington High School was mentioned.

"The police are investigating and are currently reporting the matter as not credible," Nicol said in his letter. "The message will not impact the operations of Ellington High School or any other school district related activities. Standard security measures have been taken."

The unidentified teenage student was charged with breach of peace. Her name was not released by police. 

Connecticut State Police troopers were called to the schools on Tuesday morning where they investigated the threat.

"There is no threat to the public and the school is secure," state police Trooper Tyler Weerden said in a statement on Tuesday.  

The school resource officer at Somers High School remained on scene as of 12:15 p.m.

"They get the information out as quickly as they can. The secretaries in the school, to the principal and vice principal, the superintendent, they're not ever going to have closed doors, they're always going to be communicating as quickly as they can. It's an open door policy," said Lisa Horan, a Somers parent.

Nicol said he would release more information if it's needed.

Somers High School is located on 9th District Road off of Vision Boulevard. Ellington High School is located on Maple Street. 

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