Teen charged in connection to possible Berlin school threat

February 16, 2018 01:22 PM

BERLIN - A 17-year-old boy has been charged with harassment in connection to an investigation into a possible threat at the Berlin Central School District.

Authorities say some kids were talking at lunch at Berlin High School on Thursday. They say the boy said something inappropriate about the Florida school shooting and the comment ended up on Snapchat. After seeing the post, another student went to school leadership and police were notified.

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Authorities said they determined early on that there was no credible threat. They say the charge is related to “posing a heightened risk that could be perceived as a threat.”

Police were at the school on Friday to make students and parents feel comfortable. 

The 17-year-old boy is being treated as a minor and was released to the custody of his mother.


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