A Darien High School student who posted a picture of himself last week with a gun, later determined to be a BB gun, was charged with breach of peace, Darien police said.
Police said they charged the student because the picture had been circulated among students and caused some alarm and concern. DHS Principal Ellen Dunn sent an email to parents and guardians of students at the high school to inform them that the matter was being dealt with and there didn’t appear to be any threat to students.
As Darienite.com reported last week, no threats were made in connection with the student’s online picture, and police today announced that the student didn’t intend to make any threats, and the picture initially had been sent to a small number of students.
A group of students informed the high school administration about the picture, and the administration brought the matter to the school resource officer (a police officer) at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Dunn sent her email to parents a little after 2 p.m. that day.
“Based on the alarm and concern caused by the circulation of the image, the student was issued a juvenile summons for the above charge,” police said.
In 2016, a DHS student was arrested after a video was posted of him with what apparently was a real gun and online statements by the student were made that appeared threatening, although the video showed him making taunts, not threats, police said at the time.