Arrest made in Southington High School bomb threat

Benjamin Egan (Photo provided by the Southington Police Dept.)

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Southington police have arrested a suspect in Monday’s bomb threat at Southington High School.

Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Egan, who police say is not a student at the school, was arrested Tuesday. Police say he posted a message on the “anonymous” social media app “Yik Yak,” which said “I’m going to set off bombs today and half of tomorrow at SHS!”

ORIGINAL STORY: Bomb threat at Southington High School

According to police, a search of the building did not turn up any explosives.

Egan is charged with first-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. He was released on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 5.

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