Police Arrest New Canaan Girl, 15, for Threatening Instagram Post on Christmas Day

Police on Friday arrested a 15-year-old New Canaan girl for sending a threatening message through social media to a 14-year-old girl on Christmas Day. Sgt. Carol Ogrinc of the New Canaan Police Department called the Instagram post a “hateful, harmful” message that included language describing the “torture” and mutilation of the younger girl’s “lifeless body.”

The victim, a St. Luke’s School student, officials say, came to police with her father on Dec. 26 to report the Instagram post.

New Canaan Obsessions: Hulu, Instagram … Lap Desks?


Many thanks to these five eighth-graders from Saxe Middle School for telling us the five things they’re obsessed with—and then waiting in the bitter cold of a recent afternoon for this photo. We found all this out in front of downtown mainstay Mackenzies (which just launched its Facebook page, here). Without further ado, here’s the newest installment of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With”:

Jackie Newlin, 13
1. Ice Cream
2. Hulu