Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
East Bridgewater Police Arrest Student After Threat
EAST BRIDGEWATER — Chief Scott Allen reports that an East Bridgewater Junior Senior High School student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening to harm a school staff member.
SCOTT ARNOLD, AGE 18, OF EAST BRIDGEWATER was charged with Making a Threat to Commit a Crime (Murder), a misdemeanor.
During the school day, East Bridgewater Police were notified by school officials that a student came to them a short time prior and reported that ARNOLD had allegedly made threatening remarks that he wanted to kill a staff member at the school.
An investigation by police was immediately launched and it was determined that the remarks had been made at the school by ARNOLD to another student.
An arrest warrant was obtained by the East Bridgewater Police and ARNOLD was placed under arrest.
His home was searched by police and it was determined that he did not have access to a weapon to carry out this threat.
“We do not take any threats like these lightly,” Chief Allen said. “Given what has been happening across the country it is vital that students and faculty remain vigilant and as always, if you see or hear something, say something.”
ARNOLD was ordered held on $40 bail and is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Brockton District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.