Student faces intimidation related to threat


A 15-year-old Seymour High School student faces a preliminary charge of intimidation as part of an investigation into a report he made a threat at school on Tuesday, police said.

The arrest stems from an investigation that started when the Seymour Police Department was made aware of the threat which was not specific after school, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster.

He said police learned of the threat— which involved a future date — at about 5 p.m. when a faculty member at the school received a screenshot of a social media conversation between two students. The person immediately forwarded it to school resource officers, who contacted officers with the police department’s investigation division for further investigation.

After conducting interviews with witnesses, police located the suspect and took him into custody. After conducting an interview with the youth, he was arrested and charged.

Foster said no student or faculty member was in any immediate danger based upon the facts discovered during the investigation and the interview with the youth. Enhanced safety measures also were put in place immediately.

“The Seymour Police Department and Seymour Community Schools would like the public to know threats of this nature are taken very seriously and investigated thoroughly,” he said.

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