Wilton Police Arrest Two Juveniles in Earlier Online Gun Threat on WHS
In a press release sent to local media, Wilton Police announced arrests in an investigation related to a threat made online to Wilton Schools.
On Thursday, Jan. 25, police arrested two juveniles on charges of Breach of Peace as a result of the investigation into the online photo of one of the juveniles holding a gun. That photo was discovered by Facebook and reported to Wilton Police on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Both Juveniles were released into the custody of their parents and are scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in Stamford.
The charges involved an incident where a photo of a juvenile male–which school officials identified as a Wilton High School student–was posted on Instagram, showing the boy wearing a Wilton Warriors shirt and holding what appeared to be a firearm with a caption that read, “Don’t come to school Monday.” The firearm was seized by police and determined to be a BB gun.
Police say the investigation was able to determine that at no time was the incident a viable threat to the students or the community and was resolved in an expedited manner. Police officials added, “The Department continues to maintain a visible presence as well as to work with the Schools to ensure a safe environment.”