Police arrest youngster over online school shooting threat

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — State police say they’ve arrested a juvenile on charges of falsely reporting an incident and breach of peace after an online posting threatened a shooting at Somers schools last week.

According to police, the youngster said there was never a threat of gunfire.

Officials said the threat was made over the Yik Yak app.

Police posted a counter-measure on the social media app alerting followers to a school shooting threat.

Last December, East Lyme police worked with the FBI to solve a vague online threat in which someone posted that “East Lyme better get ready for a hail of bullets.”

A suspect was arrested days later.

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