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Janitor arrested for allegedly threatening school shooting

STAFFORD, Conn. (AP) Police say a middle school janitor in Stafford threatened a school shooting in a move that prompted a district-wide lockdown.

Fifty-eight-year-old David Wachta of Monson, Massachusetts has been arrested and charged with breach of peace and first-degree threatening.

Police say school administrators learned Wachta, a janitor at Stafford Middle School, had made the threat on Friday, saying he was going to ``shoot up the school.''

The schools were on lockdown until after Wachta was arrested shortly before noon on Monday. The schools were on a soft lockdown, which means students and teachers were allowed to roam but not leave the buildings.

Wachta is being held on a bond of $100,000.



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