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Two Teens Charged With Making Threats Against Danbury High School

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DANBURY, Conn. - Danbury police arrested two teenagers Monday after investigating reports that the two had threatened to harm a student and "everyone else" at Danbury High School, police said.

The initial report was made Wednesday, April 16, after a threat was made to one specific student over the phone, police said.

An investigation found that a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old made the phone threats, police said. Both admitted to conspiring to contact the victim and make the threats against the victim and the rest of the population at the high school, police said.

The two teenagers were each charged with first-degree threatening, second-degree threatening, conspiracy to commit first-degree threatening and conspiracy to commit second-degree threatening.

Both teenagers were taken to the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center on Monday morning.

"Although both arrestees stated that it was only intended to be a prank, the Danbury Police Department has a zero tolerance when threats are made toward schools," a Danbury police spokesman said.

Police did not release the names of the arrested teens because they are juveniles.