Connecticut teens dressed as Columbine shooters on Halloween threatened to harm others, police say

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut teenagers are accused of dressing up like the Columbine High School killers on Halloween and threatening to harm students at their school.

The two Litchfield High School students were taken to a juvenile detention center after being charged Wednesday with inciting injury to persons and breach of peace, state police said. Their names haven't been released because of juvenile offender laws.

The two sophomores dressed up Saturday on Halloween in black trench coats and sunglasses and threatened to harm students at school on Monday, Superintendent of Schools Lynn McMullin said. The high school principal notified police on Sunday of a "possible hostile event" that was going to occur at the school Monday, state police said.

School officials and police did not release any other details about the threat.

In 1999, two students who wore black trench coats and sunglasses killed 12 other students, a teacher and themselves at Columbine High School in Colorado.

McMullin said the two sophomores were suspended and weren't in school this week. She said school officials were later told by police that there was no credible threat and students were never in danger.

"Nevertheless, at every stage, we took the matter very seriously," McMullin wrote in a message posted on the school system's website.


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