BREAKING: Connecticut High School Student Arrested For Saying “I could buy an AR-15” …
A 17-year-old Connecticut high school student was arrested after allegedly saying during class, “I could buy an AR-15 rifle” — the same type of gun used in the deadly mass shooting last Wednesday at a Florida high school.
Authorities came to Ledyard High School after getting word from school officials around 9 a.m. Thursday that the student made the comment, WTNH-TV reported.
The student — whose identity is being withheld — was charged with threatening in the 2nd degree and breach of peace in the 2nd degree, WTNH said.
Police told the station they worked with school staff to ensure there was never a credible threat to students or staff members.
Principal Amanda Fagan emphasized in a statement that the student is a minor who cannot legally purchase an AR-15 but that the student’s words are “akin to joking about a bomb in the airport. One simply doesn’t do it,” WTIC-TV reported.
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