POLICE INVESTIGATE ONLINE COMMENTS MADE BY TRUMBULL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, SEIZE COMPUTERS
Press Release December 14, 2015: The Trumbull Police Department announced this afternoon that there remains an ongoing investigation into disturbing comments made by two Trumbull High School students in an online dialogue. On December 13, 2015 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Trumbull Police Department received a complaint that two fifteen year old male students were engaged in this exchange.
Throughout the night, Trumbull Police identified the two students involved and seized computers from their homes for forensic evaluation. At the present time, the police have not found any credible information that any person or building is in danger today or on any planned date.
Superintendent Dr. Gary Cialfi:
“The police department did not find any specific or credible risk that anyone’s safety would be compromised and it was jointly determined that Trumbull High School was safe to open today. Chief Lombardo and I had previously prepared to increase police presence at all Trumbull schools today in preparation of the third anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting.”
First Selectman Tim Herbst:
“Acting on credible intelligence, the Trumbull Police moved swiftly in responding to this disturbing matter and I am grateful for their immediate response. The investigation is ongoing and if the police find any credible evidence of criminal activity, the community can be assured that we will prosecute to the fullest extent permitted by law. We take situations of this nature very seriously and Chief Lombardo, Dr. Cialfi and I remain committed to keeping the children of Trumbull safe.”
Timothy M. Herbst
Town of Trumbull