Teen arrested for threatening Waterbury Arts Magnet School student

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Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 11:30 AM EDT
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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – A 17-year-old is facing charges for threatening a Waterbury Arts Magnet School (WAMS) student, police said.

Authorities said a student at WAMS received a threatening message.

This led to a shelter in place at the school. Police responded to the school while the threat was investigated.

Police said a 17-year-old was found and placed under arrest.

The teen was charged with threatening first-degree and breach of peace second-degree.

Police said the teen suspect was not a student at WAMS.

The shelter in place was lifted and class resumed as normal, said police.

“Officers will continue to remain present at the school following the incident,” said Waterbury police.

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