Fairfield Police: Call Was A Spoof

John Silva
December 19, 2019 - 10:30 am

(Fairfield, Conn./WTIC) - Police in Fairfield say a school threat received on Wednesday was not credible.

Just after 5:00 p.m., police officials say their records office received a call from what appeared to be a young male who stated he knew someone who wanted to shoot up a school.

Detectives says they were able to trace the call to an IP address in Texas.

It turns out, an account was purchased and two calls made, suggesting to police the call was a case of "spoofing" and that the threat wasn't credible.

Fairfield Police contacted sheriff's deputies in Houston, who interviewed the 16-year-old boy and his mother.  He indicated he didn't know anyone who'd planned to shoot up a school.

The mother told authorities her son had been diagnosed with several mental health issues.

Officers say they and the school district sent out numerous notifications after regarding the incident.  

Fairfield police have an increased presence at schools today.