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Man Charged With Threatening New Sandy Hook School

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    A man is being accused of making a threatening phone call to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, before the first day of school.

    On August 15, a man called the main office of the new school and asked when the first day was, Newtown police said.

    After being told the school year starts Aug. 29, the caller made a threat against Sandy Hook School for that day, police said. The old Sand Hook elementary was demolished after 20 children and six adults were killed by a gunman in 2012.

    An investigation found that the telephone number originated from a nearby town and police were able to identify Pierre Beauvil, 28, as the caller, police said.

    On Friday, police arrested Beauvil, of Stamford, and believe he may be responsible for a number of other school threats. 

    Beauvil has been charged with first-degree threatening, second-degree harassment and breach of peace. His bond was set at $150,000 and he is expected to appear in court on Sept. 27. 

    Attorney information for Beauvil was not immediately available.