Brookfield police said they have charged a 13-year-old boy with inducing panic in connection with an alleged threat to bring a gun to school.
The boy has been arrested on the felony charge and detained at the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center, police said.
Brookfield school Superintendent Toby Gibson reported to police at about 9 p.m. Wednesday that he had become aware of an alleged threat. Brookfield Police Chief Dan Faustino said police worked through the night to investigate and mitigate the threat.
The student was identified and interviewed, police said.
Although police said they “eliminated” the threat, they provided extra security at the school for the start of the day, and kept an officer on site all day.
Gibson alerted parents and guardians through a recorded telephone message this morning.
A message left for Gibson was not returned.