Increased police presence Friday at Crosby High School, Danbury High School
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - Parents in two school communities said they were on edge after reported threats of violence.
Police said the threats were made to Crosby High School and Danbury High School, and the latest in a string of “swatting” incidents.
The Waterbury Police Department said it would have an increased presence at Crosby High School on Friday following a threat posted to social media.
Police said they became aware of the threat at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday.
They also said they have been working in partnership with the City of Waterbury Board of Education to ensure the safety of all students.
The incident remained under investigation on Friday morning.
The Danbury Police Department said it became aware of a social media threat to Danbury High School on Thursday evening.
Officers said they were able to quickly identify a suspect and determine that the threat was not credible.
A juvenile was arrested.
Danbury police said there will be an increased police presence for both the opening and dismissal times, as well as extra patrols throughout the day.
Schools across the nation have been dealing with swatting incidents.
Police said they’ve been taking every threat seriously while trying not to disrupt learning.
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