Student faces charges for school shooting threat

The Daily Times Staff

FARMINGTON –  The school shooting threat wasn’t found to be “credible,” but police say the charges a local youth faces are real.

A Tibbetts Middle School student faces charges for making threats toward a school on Thursday, Farmington police announced today.

“School resource officers with the Farmington Police Department responded to Tibbetts Middle School yesterday around 2:48 p.m. after a student was heard during class say he was going to ‘shoot up the school,” police said in a press release. “An investigation was conducted, and the threat was not found to be credible. However, a 12-year-old male student is facing charges of interference with the educational process.”

Police Detective Lieutenant Joshua Laino urged parents to talk with their kids about why they should never make threats about hurting someone on campus.

“The Farmington Police Department takes the safety of our children and schools very serious. As such, the department has and will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach to these types of incidents and threats within our school,” Laino said in the release.

The department asked parents to “talk to their children about the seriousness of making such threats, whether verbally or posting them on social media.”