On Friday, January 29, 2021 around 1:00 p.m., Trumbull Police investigated an incident at Trumbull High School where a phone call was made to high school staff threatening the safety of the school. Trumbull High School staff were also made aware of these threats so they took precautions to secure the school and assist police with the investigation.
Trumbull Police were advised of a threatening message that was left on a high school administrator’s voicemail, using a computer-modified voice, where it mentioned a specific communication application and a specific juvenile student’s name.
Police interviewed the identified student and learned that their personal information had been posted online, and determined that this student was not responsible for the threat. Police learned that the student uses the same communication application that was mentioned on the voicemail message and one of their friends showed them their personal information that was posted online. A screen shot of the typed conversation that was posted on the communication application was shown to police which matched the language in the message that was left on the school administrator’s voicemail.
Police investigation concluded that this was not a not a credible threat, but police are still investigating this incident. All Trumbull High School students were safely dismissed at their regularly scheduled time, and all afterschool activities were canceled out of an abundance of caution.