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Arrest Of 12-Year-Old With Knife At School Tops News In Danbury

A 12-year-old Danbury boy was charged with intent to commit murder after he took a knife to school on the last day of classes, police said.
A 12-year-old Danbury boy was charged with intent to commit murder after he took a knife to school on the last day of classes, police said. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch, file photo

DANBURY, Conn. -- The arrest of a 12-year-old who alleged to a knife to school on the last day of classes was the top news event of the week in Danbury.

Here are some of the events of the past week in town:

Superintendent Sal Pascarella praised the work of teachers at Broadview Middle School who took appropriate action when a student was found with a knife . Danbury police charged the 12-year-old boy with intent to commit murder. The boy reportedly took a knife to school on Monday and threatened to hurt other students in his class, police said.

Brian Guyton, an 18-year-old from Danbury, was charged with selling drugs near Lower Lake Kohanza on Monday after resident called in several complaints, police said.

Danbury police issued 508 tickets and made 20 misdemeanor and six felony arrests during a crackdown on distracted driving , Mayor Mark Boughton announced via his popular Twitter account.

Allison E. Murphy, a graduate of Danbury High School and current UConn nursing student, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award , the highest award in Girl Scouting. She completed a project at Danbury's Tarrywile Park.

The CityCenter Danbury Farmers Market opened for the season . It will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Kennedy Park at Elm and Main streets in downtown Danbury through Oct. 25.

The new Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut broke ground Tuesday at its site on Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury. The hospice just received $1.2 million in state financing for construction of the two-story, more than 30,000-square-foot space with 12 patient suites.

State Sen. Michael McLachlan, a Republican, hosted an 'Axe The Gas Tax' petition drive at a Danbury gas station to protest a 4-cent per gallon increase in state taxes on gasoline. The tax hike will take effect on July 1.

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