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UPDATED: 12-year old in custody after making threat on Norwalk Middle School

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated Oct 4, 2018 at 8:27 AM

(UPDATED at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

A threat against the Norwalk Middle School that led to a two-hour delay for Norwalk City Schools and Norwalk Catholic School was determined to be unfounded, the Norwalk Police Department said late Tuesday.

According to a Norwalk Police Department Facebook post at 11:50 p.m., a 12-year-old seventh-grade student at the Middle School was taken into custody at 10 p.m. for threatening to shoot up the school tomorrow (Wednesday).

He was later transported to the Erie County Detention Center to be held for court.

Here is the full Facebook post by NPD:

“The principal of the Norwalk Middle School received an after-hours threat via his school email account, threatening to shoot up the school tomorrow. The Norwalk Police Department investigated the incident. Norwalk City Schools were placed on a two hour delay due to the seriousness of the threat and length of time of the investigation.

A 12 year old male (7th grader at the Middle School) was identified as the person responsible for creating the fictitious email account and sending the threat. He was located at his home and taken into custody at 10:00pm tonight, Tuesday, 10-2-18. He was later transported to the Erie County Detention Center to be held for court. The School administration was notified of the arrest.

The threat itself was determined to be unfounded.”

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(Original post)

Norwalk City Schools and Norwalk Catholic School will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday,

Norwalk Middle School Principal Gary Swartrz received an anonymous threat by email and Norwalk Police are investigating, according to a one-call sent out Tuesday night. 

Here is the one-call information as provided by Norwalk Schools Superintendent George Fisk:

“This evening, Norwalk Middle School Principal Gary Swartz received a threatening email from an anonymous sender. We have been in contact with the Norwalk police department this evening, and they are currently conducting an investigation to identify the sender.

“In an abundance of caution, the Norwalk City School district will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, Oct. 3 to allow additional time to brief our staff members, and to provide for our staff response teams to implement our safety protocols. The Norwalk Police department will also be providing the district with additional officers throughout the school day.”

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