Arrest made for bomb threat at SHS

Benjamin Egan

The Southington Police Department announced an arrest in connection with the Dec. 22 bomb threat at Southington High School.

Benjamin Egan, 18, of Southington was arrested at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23 and charged with threatening in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree.

In a press release, the Police said that the investigation revealed that Egan used his cell phone and an anonymous social media app named Yik Yak to post the message, “Im going to set off b ombs today and a half of tomorrow at shs!”

Egan was released on a $10,000 bond pending a Bristol Superior Court appearance on Jan. 5.

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