West Hartford teen arrested after threatening to shoot classmate

West Hartford high school student accused of threatening to shoot classmate

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A high school student from West Hartford faced a judge Wednesday after police say he threatened to shoot another student at his high school. 

Austin Kerr is a student at Hall High School in West Hartford. Police say on December 22, they were called to the school because Kerr had gotten into an argument with another student and threatened to shoot her.  When a teacher came over to break up the argument, witnesses say Kerr told the teacher he would “mess up” anyone who tried stopping him.

Kerr is charged with Threatening in the 1st Degree and Possession of Marijuana.

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