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Man, 23, Arrested After Threatening Snapchat Posts To Fairfield Students

Nicholas Graham of Southport
Nicholas Graham of Southport Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

A 23-year-old man has been detained by Fairfield Police after making harassing phone message through social media to students who attend Fairfield's Ludlowe High School.

Nicholas Graham of Southport, who attends Southern Connecticut State University, made the threats late Tuesday to several students on Snapchat saying that he would find them and kill them and all of their friends, said the Fairfield Police Department.

The posts led to several reports through 911 from parents who observed the posted comments, police said.

After a thorough investigation, Graham was taken into custody without incident by SCSU Public Safety and turned over to Fairfield officers before being transported back to Fairfield for processing.

During processing, Graham indicated that he had no intention of harming anyone and that his posts were motivated by emotion and anger, police said. 

He was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, evaluated, and remained in police custody.

He was charged with breach of peace, threatening and harassment and is scheduled to appear in court on March 7. He is being held on $20,000 bond.

On a post on Facebook, the department said: "While the sensitivity of these matters is serious, we are glad that the public is coming forward and reporting what they see as potential risks to our schools and our students."

Fairfield Ludlowe High School posted to Twitter, “FLHS is aware that an individual was causing concern among our students because of some social media posts. The individual is in police custody and there is NOT a perceived threat to FLHS or any FPS school.”

Fairfield police will increase its presence Wednesday at Fairfield schools, police said.

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