The Wilton Police Department arrested an 18-year-old Wilton High School student on charges related to a reported threat made at the school last week. The arrest happened Friday, Feb. 3 following an investigation by the WPD, in conjunction with school administrators.

The student surrendered Friday morning at the Wilton Police Department and was processed and charged with Breach of Peace in the 2nd Degree and Threatening in the 2nd Degree. As of early this afternoon, the student was being held at the station on a $5,000 bond.

The threat became public knowledge when school principal Dr. Robert O’Donnell notified parents and students in an email. According to police, they worked closely with school officials “to ensure a safe environment for students and staff. This included the school taking the administrative steps necessary to remove the student from the school.” Police also stepped up patrols in the area, showing increased presence and visibility.

Editor’s note:  GOOD Morning Wilton has opted not to publish the mugshot or print the name of the student, even though the student in question is 18-years-old and these items were released by police.