Bacon Academy in Colchester Receives Threat Of Shooting On Social Media Site
This article was published on: 02/21/18 4:15 PM by Mike Minarsky
On Monday, February 19, 2018, Colchester Police started an investigation regarding a threat towards Bacon Academy High School in Colchester. A threatening comment was posted on the popular social networking site, Instagram, that implied that the school was going to be like the school in Parkland, Florida, in regards to the active shooter event that left 17 people dead.
Officers spoke to suspects who were believed to be involved. Police then obtained a confession from a former student, Nicolas Burtis, who admitted posting the comments and stated that it was only a prank. Officers determined that the accused didn’t have any firearms in his possession and didn’t have access to any. However, there was evidence that was seized.
An arrest warrant was granted and Burtis was charged with 2nd degree breach of peace. Superior Court set bond at $5,000 and the accused was unable to post. Burtis was transported to Norwich Superior Court to answer to these charges on Tuesday.