- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport woman has been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility after causing a lockdown at Connecticut high school.

State police say 39-year-old Leslie Teixeira called Emmett O’Brien Technical School in Ansonia twice Monday to say she was scared of her son. Teixeira reportedly compared her son to the perpetrators of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.

The school was locked down, but state police determined the teen wasn’t a threat, according to the police report.

Teixeira was committed to Bridgeport Hospital in part because her history of mental illness. She’ll be arraigned on a breach of peace charge Dec. 28 in state Superior Court in Derby.

A phone number listed for Teixeira’s residence was out of service and it could not immediately be determined if she has a lawyer.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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