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Several fights prompted lockdown at Woodland School in East Hartford

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A lockdown was reported at Woodland School. (WFSB) A lockdown was reported at Woodland School. (WFSB)
Several fights are believed to be the cause of the lockdown at Woodland School, sources said. (WFSB) Several fights are believed to be the cause of the lockdown at Woodland School, sources said. (WFSB)
One student was knocked out during the fight, sources told Eyewitness News. (WFSB) One student was knocked out during the fight, sources told Eyewitness News. (WFSB)
EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Several large fights at a school in East Hartford caused the building to be placed in lockdown on Tuesday afternoon, sources told Eyewitness News.

The lockdown was reported at Woodland School, which is an alternative school on Long Hill Drive, around 12:30 p.m.

Sources told Eyewitness News that the fights led to the lockdown. One student was knocked out, sources said. 

Facial injuries were reported, sources said.

People, who live in the neighborhood, told Eyewitness News police are at the school often.      

"This is a bad place to have this school,” Cynthia Snellings, of East Hartford, said. “People, who own their own homes, they are terrified around here."

Snellings lives a few houses away from the Woodland School. She and other neighbors said they are getting used to seeing police at the school.

“[There’s] lot of police activity, monthly,” neighbor Oneda Hebermehl said

There is no assigned school resource officer at Woodland. However, officers will stop by the school. There is an assigned school security officer, however that person is not a police officer. 

Earlier this year in May, the school was also placed on lock down after bullets were found in a toilet. In March, a student came to class with rounds of ammunition from a small caliber handgun.

Eyewitness News has not heard back from police or the school’s superintendent. 

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