Conn. woman, 18, accused of making threats against 2 schools

Natalie Carpenter
Torrington Police Dept. via CBS affiliate WFSB

LITCHFIELD, Conn. - An 18-year-old Connecticut woman has been arrested after police said she allegedly made threats of violence against two schools.

Police said Natalie Carpenter of Torrington was arrested Tuesday at a group home, reports CBS affiliate WFSB. She appeared in Bantam Superior Court on Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault. Her bail was set at $300,000 dollars and she was ordered not to enter school property or possess weapons if she is released.

It's not immediately known who is representing her. She is scheduled to return to Litchfield Superior Court on March 18.

WFSB reports police said they found a manifesto of plans that specifically mentioned Danbury High School and Bunnell High School in Stratford but no specific students were mentioned. Security was increased at the schools.

Carpenter had no known connection to either of the schools mentioned, reports the station.

Police are continuing their investigation and court records in the case have been temporarily sealed.

The teen has reportedly been arrested three times in the past on charges including simple trespass, criminal trespass and breach of peace.