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Teen, arrested after Staples firearm probe, faces probation violation charge

Published 6:14 pm, Saturday, August 31, 2013
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A teenager charged in the aftermath of a June incident that initially -- and incorrectly -- triggered fears that a Staples High School student was in possession of a gun has been charged with violation of probation.

While the June 4 report to Staples administrators that a student may have had a gun proved inaccurate, Steven Schulman, 18, of Ludlow Road, was one of two teens later arrested by police investigating that incident.

Schulman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and less than one-half ounce of marijuana, as well as with interfering with a police officer/non-assault, after he and Michael Lynch, 19, of Fairfield fled from officers who had tracked them to a Lockwood Circle home.

The two were eventually taken into custody near the Fairfield border after a lengthy search by Westport and Fairfield officers and their canines.

On Thursday, Schulman was charged with violation of probation, and his bond on the new charge was set at $75,000. He is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 in Norwalk Superior Court.