Cheshire Police arrest high school student after making threat

--FILE -- A Cheshire police cruiser

CHESHIRE, Conn. (WTNH) – A student at Cheshire High School was arrested on Sunday after making a threat.

Police say the threats were considered generic and did not mention any specific school or individual. Parents were notified Sunday of the arrest.

“It was really scary to think that something like that could happen in a nicer town like Cheshire,” said Cheshire High student, Jack Donahue. “It’s really a safe place. I’m not really worried here.”

“There’s a lot of police up there right now. I think there were 4 or 5 squad cars when I dropped my son off,” said parent Al Inzero. “I think they should be taking every threat seriously and the police should be doing their jobs. In our town they do.”

He found out when he received an email from the Superintendent.

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Authorities have not identified the student who was charged with threatening in the first degree. The student in question is behind bars, while police investigate. The Superintendent stressed there is no threat to the school community.

The Cheshire Police Department says there will be an increased police presence at Cheshire High School.

This story will be updated with additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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