Student Charged in Threat at Prince Tech in Hartford

Prince Tech Hartford state police
NBCConnecticut.com

A 17-year-old boy accused of posting a gun threat on social media that led to the lockdown of Prince Technical High School in Hartford last week has been arrested.

The teen is a student at A.I. Prince Technical High School, according to state police.

The school was locked down and several troopers, detectives, SWAT officers and Hartford police officers responded to the school at 8:50 a.m. on June 9 to investigate a report that a student had a gun and was threatening to harm others.

Police at the scene determined there was no immediate threat and that the threat was posted anonymously to social media.

On Wednesday, police identified a 17-year-old student as the suspect and charged him with first-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and falsely reporting an incident.

He was issued a juvenile summons to court and released to his parents.

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