Cider Mill parent arrested for threatening staff

Michael Waldman, 54, of Wildwood Drive, was arrested on Monday morning, March 17, after Cider Mill Principal Dr. Jennifer Mitchell  told police he had made “threatening comments towards two staff members during a phone conversation the two were having” with him, Wilton police said in a press release today.

Mr. Waldman, who is a Cider Mill parent, was involved in a phone conversation with two staff members early Monday when he became enraged and began yelling and cursing at the staff members.

“During the course of the phone conversation, [Mr. Waldman] reportedly threatened to throw a chair at [the staff], find out where they lived, and that he would retaliate,” police said Tuesday.

Following the conversation, staff members told investigating officers the threatening comments made by Mr. Waldman were causing them concern.

Mr. Waldman was found at his home by officers, where he was placed under arrest and brought to Wilton police department for processing. He was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening in relation to comments he made on the phone. He posted $2,500 bond and was issued a court date of March 27 at Norwalk Superior Court.

Cider Mill School

Cider Mill School is Wilton’s public elementary school for children in grades three to five.

According to its website, Cider Mill’s mission statement says the school “is a caring, respectful, and child-centered community where students are supported as they explore, create, and learn, building the skills necessary for them to reach their greatest potential now and in the future.”