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Wilton Police investigating school threat posted to social media

A social media post involving a possible school threat in Wilton was investigated by police yesterday.  The post contained a picture of juvenile male holding what appeared to be a firearm with a caption that read “Don’t come to school Monday.” 

Information from both New Canaan Police and the Facebook Law Enforcement Response Team identified a residence in Wilton that the post originated from.  No one at the home was identified as the male in the picture, but police determined he was a different Wilton resident.  Contact was made with the juvenile and his parents yesterday morning. 

Officers seized a BB gun, which was depicted in the post, as well as an air soft gun.  The juvenile male and parent have been cooperative with the investigation. 

Wilton Police say at no time did there appear to be a viable threat to the public or school community. The criminal investigation remains ongoing.  While police say there is no active threat to the public or school community, they increased their presence and visibility in the school areas.

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Jim Bohannon

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