Norwalk Mayor Rilling, the police and Superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools spoke at a Press Conference this morning about threatening incidents that took place at Norwalk High School.
"After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Norwalk Police Detective Bureau in conjunction with the Norwalk Public Schools, a juvenile has been taken into custody regarding three hoax threatening incidents at Norwalk High School," police said.
The first incident, a bomb threat occurred on December 1, 2021, followed by reports of an armed person within the school that occurred on December 3, 2021, and December 8, 2021. The juvenile was charged with Threatening 1st, Threatening 2nd, (3) counts of Falsely Reporting an Incident 1st, (3) counts of Breach of Peace 2nd and (3) counts of Conspiracy.
According to police, the juvenile has been referred to Juvenile Court. The incidents remain under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 203-854-3011. Anonymous tips can be sent to any of the below contacts.
“I appreciate the outstanding work of the Officers that responded to the 3 incidents at Norwalk High School and commend the thorough and tireless work of the Detectives that investigated and solved these crimes,” said Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik. “I also wish to thank our federal partners for their willingness to assist and the community for their cooperation”.
“Thank you to the Norwalk Police Department and our law enforcement partners for their outstanding work on this case. They worked tirelessly to find out who was responsible. I am glad this issue has been resolved. I hope our community can rest easier knowing that this person will be held accountable,” said Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling.
“We appreciate the hard work of the Norwalk Police Department and all who were involved in identifying the source of these disruptive threats,” said Dr. Alexandra Estrella, Superintendent, Norwalk Public Schools. .
Norwalk Police Tip Line: 203-854-3111
Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.com
Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NORWALKPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to TIP411 (847411)