A Westport student has been arrested after allegedly making threats about shooting a teacher.
On Feb. 27, officers were called around 9 a.m. by officials at Staples High School, where a student was reportedly overheard making threats.
The student who overheard this told a staff member.
Police said after the student in question was interviewed, it was determined that the student "did have thoughts to execute a mass shooting" at the high school.
The student was taken into custody, and was arrested and charged on March 20.
He was charged with second-degree threatening.
Firearms had been found inside the student’s home, and belonged to his father. They were found in a safe.
Police said no weapon was found on the student, and officers had searched the entire school out of an abundance of caution.
A shelter in place was issued for all schools, and Staples High School was dismissed early at 1:15 p.m. that day.
Officers were also posted at all other schools in town to assist.
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