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Nonnewaug Graduate Arrested for Social Media Threat

Connor David O’Brien

WOODBURY – A recent Nonnewaug High School graduate was arrested on Saturday after he made a social media threat against his alma mater.

Hours after he made the threat, Connor David O’Brien, 18, was arrested at his home without incident at his Old Sherman Hill Road home.

O’Brien has been charged with first-degree threatening, breach of peace, inciting injury to a person or property, and possession of a controlled substance, and was released on a $10,000 bond. 

O’Brien is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Jan. 2. 

On Dec. 22, Woodbury Police were dispatched to the complaint of a threat that was posted over the social media site Snapchat. Further investigation revealed that the complainant had observed O’Brien’s post that he recently sent which depicted a handgun and a note “Don’t go to school on Tuesday.”

Tuesday is Christmas Day, and Nonnewaug High School is not in session that day. 

“We take these things very seriously,” said Woodbury Resident State Trooper Sgt. Joseph Roden. 

A subsequent investigation revealed the accused was in possession of an air soft gun which appeared to be an authentic firearm.

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