Trumbull High student arrested for allegedly posting threatening tweet

A 17 year-old Trumbull High School student was arrested this morning after police received a complaint he posted a threatening message on Twitter.

Police Lt. Leonard Scinto said police were not releasing details about the nature of the threat, though he called the threat “non-specific.”

Shortly before 8 a.m. Monday morning police received a complaint from the parent of one of the followers of the suspect’s Twitter account who read the tweet, police said. Officers responded to the high school and took the male student into custody, without incident.

“There was no lockdown or evacuation of the high school and the FBI. is assisting with the investigation,” police said.

Scinto said police are accessing the phone to find out exactly when the message was posted.

The student is charged with first-degree threatening, reckless endangerment in the second degree and breach of peace in the second degree. He has been released to his parents.