15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in WHS Swastika Case

A 15-year-old suspect turned himself in to the Wilton Police Department on Monday in connection with a recent incident at Wilton High School. The unnamed juvenile was arrested on a warrant after he was identified as the suspect in the Wilton Police investigation of a swastika carved onto a locker at WHS.

According to Wilton police, the investigation was led by Student Resource Officer Rich Ross after the Sept. 8 discovery of the defaced locker. The arrest warrant was approved and signed at Norwalk Superior Court on Sept. 14.

Following his arrest, the suspect was released to a parent and will appear in juvenile court, according to police. He was charged with three counts:  Intimidation Based on Bigotry/Bias 53a-181L, a Class A misdemeanor; Breach of Peace 53a-181, a Class B misdemeanor; and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree 53a-117, also a Class B misdemeanor.

On Monday, GOOD Morning Wilton contacted WHS principal Robert O’Donnell, who declined to comment on the arrest, as well as on any disciplinary measures the school has taken following the incident.