Police have arrested a student at Bassick High School and charged him with writing bomb threats on walls inside the school on three occasions, including one on Friday, police announced on Saturday.
Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. said in a statement announcing the arrest that the school had to be evacuated because of the bomb threats. The student’s age and name were not given in the announcement on Saturday.
School resource officers posted to the school used footage from video surveillance cameras in the school to link the student to the threats and were able to get a warrant for his arrest several hours after the bomb scare on Friday, police said. The youth was charged with three counts of first-degree threatening, breach of peace, risk of injury to minors and criminal mischief.
“These incidents are hugely disruptive. They took a thousand students out of the classroom and diverted significant police resources,” Gaudett said in a statement. “We don’t view it as a prank. It is a serious crime and I trust the courts will treat it as such.”
Ken Byron, The Hartford Courant