FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A former Fairfield resident was committed for psychiatric evaluation in California on Wednesday after Fairfield Police discovered threatening comments on his Facebook page, according to police reports.
The school resource officer at Fairfield Ludlowe High School was notified that a former student at the school posted violent comments on his Facebook page, police said. In the posts, the man said that he "could envision himself as a mass murderer" and "was going to be the next shooter," according to police reports.
Fairfield officers contacted police in Palo Alto, Calif., where the man lives with a parent, police said. Officers there determined that he was a threat to himself or others, and he was committed for a psychiatric evaluation, according to police.
The man was a 2009 graduate of Fairfield Ludlowe, but he no longer lives in Connecticut, police said. Fairfield Police responded to at least three breach of peace calls involving the suspect while he was in Fairfield, according to police records.