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Four Arrests at NHS: Fight, Weapons, Marijuana

Naugatuck Police arrest four students in relation to three separate incidents.

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Naugatuck Police responded to the high school three times last week and arrested four students.

The first incident, a fight between two female students, took place at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. A teacher broke up the fight, police said.

The two girls were charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace, and released to the custody of their parents. They are both due in juvenile court on March 5.

The following day, Feb. 27, Naugatuck Police responded to the high school at 1:44 p.m. for a narcotic investigation. Police said a male student was in possession of 0.6 ounces of marijuana, a marijuana grinder, silver metal knuckles, and a 3-inch folding knife.

He was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, and use of drug paraphernalia. He was released to a parent and was scheduled to appear in juvenile court.

About an hour later that same day, at 2:55 p.m., officers responded to Naugatuck High School for another narcotic investigation involving a student. Police said a female student was found to be in possession of .04 ounces of marijuana.

She was charged with possession of under a half ounce of marijuana and released to the custody of a parent. She is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on March 10.


Katie Coyle March 05, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Naugatuck is not a "ghetto town." The town itself has an extreme amount of potential and I could see it turning around after all of the renovations. Yes, there were four arrests at Naugatuck High School recently, but how often does this happen? not a lot here. The high school has an amazing administration and kids like these are in all schools all across the country so... when you get out of this "Hole" don't expect the rest of the world to live up to your expectation.
citizen March 05, 2014 at 03:52 PM
B-rad - The school is actually quite good and it all depends on the student and the parental support the student has. A student can do quite well if they are inclined to be successful. Other towns have similar issues with their high schools.. some you don't hear about because they have no Patch or newspaper, but it happens to be sure. As far as roads, potholes occur almost every winter in any town, even those with roads paved with gold. In the spring when the asphalt plants open, the town does a good job of fixing them. You can report any potholes to the town or state. Let us know where this town is you're moving to that has High school students that are perfect 100% of the time and winter proof roads. I will join you.
Meghan March 07, 2014 at 10:11 AM
I agree with Citizen 100%. Naugatuck is not ghetto. You obviously haven't traveled around to see what ghetto really is. As far as kids getting arrested. I agree getting arrested for the violence and weapons but seriously marijuana? I will never understand that.
Molly Woonsocket March 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Cheryl, I think one student had a little under 4 oz's! That's why it was quite a jump in charges? Unbelievable but whoa 4 oz's for a teen, he's like a big time dealer.
naugy mom March 15, 2014 at 10:11 PM
I'm sick of this school system choosing which they count as no tolerance and which is ok, wake up people talk to your kids there's a lot going on In these schools that's way worse than some damn pot and yet the schools tried to sweep it under the rug or hide it and act like nothing it going on to save face.

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