Police offer details on today’s bomb threats at Edgewood, Greene-Hill; Report pair of 10-year-olds charged in Edgewood, Stafford incidents | Bristol Observer

Police offer details on today’s bomb threats at Edgewood, Greene-Hill; Report pair of 10-year-olds charged in Edgewood, Stafford incidents

June 5, 2014

Bristol police dealt with two more bomb threats at city schools this morning.

They also made two arrests of two juveniles in connection with the threats.

Edgewood School and Greene-Hills School were both evacuated after threats were found.

An arrest was made in connection with the Edgewood School threat. An arrest also was made in connection with a threat made at Stafford School on Wednesday.

The names of those arrested were not released by Bristol police.

In a press release, police explained that today, June 5, at about 10:32 a.m., a bomb threat was reported at Edgewood Elementary School. Police said a message referencing a bomb was discovered in a female bathroom within the school. Police said students were evacuated from the school and a search of the building was conducted. No suspicious devices were located and students were allowed to return to class.

Police said the investigation identified a possible suspect, which ultimately led to a confession and arrest of a 10 year old female student.  The student was charged with falsely reporting an incident, first degree threatening, second degree reckless endangerment, and second degree breach of peace. The girl was referred to Juvenile Court. 

Police said the investigation is ongoing at Edgewood. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at (860)584-3000.       

Additionally, at Greene-Hills today, June 5, a bomb threat was reported at 2:37 p.m. Police said a message referencing a bomb was discovered in a female bathroom within the school. Students were evacuated from the school and subsequently released to parents as the scheduled release time was at 2:50 p.m. The building was searched and no suspicious devices were discovered, said police.

The investigation at Greene-Hills also is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at (860)584-3000.

Police also said the investigation of the Stafford Elementary School bomb threat on June 4 identified a possible suspect, which ultimately led to a confession and arrest of a 10-year-old female student.

Police said the student was charged with falsely reporting an incident, first degree threatening, second degree reckless endangerment, and second degree breach of peace and referred to Juvenile Court. 

The investigation at Stafford also is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (860)584-3000.

On Wednesday, Mayor Ken Cockayne said the city will be seeking full restitution of the expenses for the city responding to these false threats. He also said the city has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those who made the threats.

A 13-year-old was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a bomb threat at Chippens Hill Middle School.

Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, and St. Paul Catholic high schools, and Northeast Middle School also have received bomb threats.

Earlier tonight, a forum on the bomb threats was held by the city at Bristol Eastern High School where the mayor, Police Chief Thomas Grimaldi, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ellen Solek were available to answer questions.       

 

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