Items moved off Sawyer School campus in Hartford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Items moved off Sawyer School campus in Hartford


Two moving trucks were spotted outside of the Sawyer School on the Hartford campus Monday afternoon.

The Sawyer School in Hartford and Hamden, along with the Butler Business School in Bridgeport closed at the end of December without notice, which left students that paid tuition scrambling and teachers without jobs.

Workers were observed moving file cabinets and other items outside of the building.

According to officials at the State of Connecticut's Office of Higher Education, moving trucks were sent to three Sawyer Schools to obtain all the students' information.

Officials at Connecticut Office of Higher Education said they will contact students so that they can obtain their records.

If you are currently enrolled at a Sawyer School, you should give them a call at 1-800-842-0229.

According to the Connecticut Office of Higher Education, a school is required to give a 60-day notice if it's closing. The state told Eyewitness News last week that it was blindsided too, only receiving a brief email.

Students and teachers from Sawyer School campuses around the state rallied Wednesday morning at the Hartford campus. There were 1,200 students who attended the schools.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal previously told Eyewitness News that he is planning to take action on behalf of the Sawyer School students and teachers.

"I am very troubled by the sudden closing of the Butler Business School and Sawyer Schools," he said in a statement last week, "and your company's silence to date as to how the schools will address your current students' needs."

Officials at the State of Connecticut's Office of Higher Education are working with schools, colleges and other training providers to help students complete their studies.

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