Branford Police have arrested a juvenile Branford High School student in connection with an emailed threat made against the school today.
The student utilized a email account to send a generic threat to a school administrator. Police were able to quickly identify the juvenile and an arrest has been made. The investigation has revealed the intent behind the email was to disrupt the school day.
Police and school officials take any threat or behavior disruptive of the learning environment very seriously. The juvenile has been charged with Threatening 1st Degree, 53a-61aa; and Breach of Peace 2nd, 53a-181 and has been released into the custody of a parent.
Earlier in the day, Branford Schools superintendent sent out the following regarding the matter:
"This morning the BHS administration received an unspecified threat via email. The information was immediately reported to the police. Working closely with our local police department, necessary precautions were taken with minimal disruption to the academic day. As part of our protocol, there was an increased police presence in and around the building. Period one was extended this morning to allow the school staff time to speak with students. The District will provide an update later today."