The Southington Police Department announced an arrest after yesterday’s incident in Southington schools that resulted in four local schools being place on secure school status.
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, police received a report at approximately 8:15 a.m. that a Southington High School staff member received a threat from someone outside of the school. As a precaution, Southington High School, DePaolo Middle School, Flanders Elementary School and Hatton Elementary School were placed in secure school status.
“Secure school status” means that normal activity inside the school continues, but no one is allowed to enter or exit the school. The incident was investigated, and the threat was dismissed at approximately 9:40 a. m. The secure school status was lifted at that time.
The police investigation revealed that Gregory R Daly, 42, of Southington was involved in a dispute with a Southington High School staff member. As a result of the argument, Daly made personal threats against the staff member. Daly was located at his home in Southington and subsequently taken into custody.
Daly was charged with first degree threatening, second degree harassment, and breach of peace. He was held on a $500,000 bond. His court appearance is scheduled for today at Bristol Superior Court.
As a result of the investigation seven firearms were seized from the home and are now in police custody.