By Lisa Redmond


WESTFORD -- A Nashoba Valley Technical High School student, 17, is facing criminal charges after being accused of making a threatening comment while he was out of school on suspension on an unrelated matter.

Superintendent of Schools Judith Klimkiewicz confirmed that the student, whom she would not name, was already suspended on another issue when comments were made in a conversation with the school resource officer.

Klimkiewicz declined to comment on the issue further until she sees a police report. She said the student is still suspended and out of school, pending a meeting that will be scheduled between school officials, the student and the parents regarding the issue.

The superintendent stressed that "everybody is very sensitive right now,'' referring to Friday's mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that left 20 children and six teachers dead.

"This is the wrong time to be stupid,'' Klimkiewicz said.