Fairfield County high school student charged with sending threatening text messages to classmates

A Connecticut student has been arrested after police say he sent threatening messages.

Detectives from the City of Fairfield Police Department working in conjunction with school security officers arrested the 15-year-old who attends Fairfield Ludlowe High School on Saturday March 5 following a lengthy investigation on a veiled threat made to several classmates.

It was reported to police that several students received a threatening text message from an unknown number, according to Fairfield police.

A subsequent investigation identified the suspect as an FLHS student.

“Police and school administrators have been in constant contact throughout the investigation and are fully confident that the only person responsible has been identified and arrested,” Fairfield police said. “There is no reason to believe that any other person is responsible for these threats and there is no active threat to the public and the school community.

“Fairfield Police thank everyone involved in this matter for their cooperation and remind the school community that any threat of violence will be thoroughly investigated and will not be tolerated.

“The safety of our school community is paramount and we will continue to be directly involved in ensuring our students and staff have a safe environment in which to learn and work.

The student has been charged with death threats and breach of peace and is due in Bridgeport Juvenile Court.”

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Martha K. Merrill