A Hartford Union High School student was arrested Tuesday morning for threatening to "shoot up the school."
In a letter home to parents, Hartford Union School District Superintendent Attila J. Weninger and Hartford Union High School Principal Dan Dobner said "before the school day began, a student reported hearing another student make a threat against the school: 'I’m going to shoot up the school.' The threat was heard by other students, and we confirmed it. The student who made the threat admitted to it, was immediately arrested by our Student Resource Officer, and is in custody."
"We take any threats of any kind seriously in order to ensure the safety and security of everyone in the school," Weninger and Dobner continued. "We assure you that this level of awareness and action is true every day, and not just in the wake of such tragedies as in Parkland, FL last week."
On Wednesday, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland killed 17 people in a shooting rampage on campus.
"Today, thanks to the courage of one student, we were able to secure the safety of students and staff," Weninger and Dobner said.
Read the full letter to Hartford Union School District parents and guardians below: