NEWSFLASH: Homeless man arrested after allegedly shouting at students at recess at Middlesex

Darien Police arrested a homeless man for breach of peace after allegedly causing a disturbance at Middlesex Middle School Tuesday morning.

Police were called to Middlesex Middle School Tuesday at about 11 a.m. after a report of an elderly white male yelling indiscernible things at children at recess.

The man was allegedly causing students to be fearful, according to Lt. Jeremiah Marron of the Darien Police Department.

The Middlesex monitor followed the white male off the property and he had left the school by the time Darien Police responded.

He was last seen in the area of  Palmer's Market parking lot and was located by Darien Police in the rear of the Noroton Heights Post Office. The elderly male was determined to be Robert Houseworth, 63, a homeless man who has been arrested several times in Darien.

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His bond was posted at $1,000.

Middlesex Middle School principal Shelley Somers sent out the following email to parents at 12:41 p.m.  as a result of the incident:

Good afternoon,

During 6th grade recess today, a teacher reported to Ms. Thompson, our campus monitor, that a man whom she did not recognize was in our parking lot, and several students reported that he was raising his voice to no one in particular.  Ms. Thompson went out to question the man, and immediately notified the Darien Police Department when it became clear to her that he had no reason to be on campus.  The individual, who the police indicate is homeless and known to them, was arrested for breach of peace. At no time were any of our students at risk.  As a precautionary measure, our recess was canceled for the remainder of the lunch shifts.

I want to reassure you that all middle school students are safe, and that our safety plan protocol was followed as would be expected.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly.