Danbury PD Arrest Two After Reports of Someone Pointing a Weapon at Students Waiting for Bus
The Danbury Police Department issued an initial statement to the public on Tuesday (5/31/22) after making two arrests.
DPD began receiving calls yesterday about someone pointing a "weapon" at local school children waiting for the bus. In the end, two people were arrested and the authorities say the "weapon" in question was a paintball gun.
The statement from DPD was posted to their Facebook page, just after 10 am Tuesday, and it reads:
"This morning the Danbury Police Department received numerous calls about a vehicle with two males pointing a weapon at children waiting for buses. Officers quickly located the vehicle based on calls received from the public and subsequently arrested both individuals. A paintball gun was recovered from the vehicle. A full press release will be forthcoming."
The release was prepared by Sergeant James Antonelli.
Talk about tone deaf. What do we have to do to get the message through to people that this is not OK? An activity like this was never funny or okay, but in this day and age, you have to know that. No matter your political beliefs or thoughts on guns, you need to know that pointing any weapon at anyone isn't it, so what are we doing wrong?
How is the message getting lost? How can we better communicate this point to everyone? I don't know the answer, and frankly I'm baffled as to how we are not in a place where everyone understands this but we are falling short somewhere.
Danbury, CT is just down the road from Newtown/Sandy Hook. The world has just gone through the devastation of another mass shooting, and yet someone "allegedly" STILL pointed a weapon at children?
P.S. I'm sick of this, and inching closer to home schooling my kids everyday.
UPDATE: (5/31/22) - Later that day Danbury PD updated their press release that read in part: