A college student in Connecticut threatened to find and kill several high school students after an argument with them on Snapchat, police said.
Nicholas Graham, a 23-year-old student at Southern Connecticut State University, was arrested late Tuesday by Fairfield police after parents spotted the concerning posts and notified authorities, police said early Wednesday.
Graham, of Southport, made the threats after getting into an argument on Snapchat with students at Fairfield Ludlowe High School — saying he would “find them and kill them, and all of their friends,” police said.
Fairfield Police Lt. Robert Kalamaras told The Post that Graham, who previously attended the high school, did not specify how he intended to harm the three high school students.
Graham, who was at his college in New Haven while allegedly making the threats, was later taken into custody without incident by public safety officers at the school before being turned over to Fairfield police.
Once in custody, Graham told officers he had no intention of hurting anyone and claimed his posts were fueled by emotion and anger. He was taken to a nearby hospital for observation and remains in police custody on $20,000 bond ahead of his initial court appearance, which was scheduled for Wednesday, police said.
Graham was charged with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree threatening and second-degree harassment.
“While the sensitivity of these matters are 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 police said in a press release obtained by The Post. “At this time there is no indication that Nicholas Graham has the capacity to carry out these threats.”
Kalamaras said parents and students can expect an increased police presence at Fairfield schools on Wednesday.
School officials, meanwhile, notified students of the threat on its Twitter feed late Tuesday.
“FLHS is aware that an individual was causing concern among our students because of some social media posts,” the school tweeted. “The individual is in police custody and there is NOT a perceived threat to FLHS or any FPS school.”