There’s several options a student can take if they really don’t want to go to school, but calling in a bomb threat definitely should not be one of them.
WABC reports that an 18-year-old boy called in three separate threats to two different schools in Norwalk, Connecticut, over the past week, causing classes to be canceled at Norwalk High and P-TECH.
Police Chief Tom Kulhawik told the outlet, “We had the FBI involved. We were working around the clock to find out who it was.”
The first bomb threat was made on December 1, one day after four students were killed at the mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. The student then allegedly made repeated calls on December 3 and December 8, claiming there was an armed person in the school building.
Police caught up to the alleged perp on Wednesday and are charging him with threatening, falsely reporting an incident, and breach of peace. The student has not been identified.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling called the kid’s actions “a stupid thing to do” and hopes this arrest will deter the other shooting and bomb threats happening across the state. At least half a dozen other school districts are grappling with similar threats. Connecticut Post reports that, last week, two 14-year-olds were arrested in Hamden for calling in threats that forced their school to go into lockdown.