Student stabbed at Hartford Public High School
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police were called to Hartford Public High School for a stabbing on Tuesday morning.
Hartford Public Schools released a statement about the incident shortly after noon.
“This morning shortly after 11:00, a student was stabbed outside of the Hartford Public High School building. Staff acted immediately and appropriately, placing a Code Red to ensure the safety of all students and staff. The Code Red has since been lifted, and the school day is resuming as scheduled. The Hartford Police Department’s preliminary investigation revealed this was an isolated incident, and they have apprehended another student. The student who was stabbed was taken to the hospital where they received appropriate medical treatment. Hartford Public Schools will be providing support to students, staff, and family, including on-site counseling services. Additional School Security Officers were deployed and will maintain an increased presence at Hartford Public High School. We commend our school health team and our security officers for acting quickly and providing immediate care to the student. They were able to control and stabilize the situation until police and EMTs arrived.”
Police gave an update on the stabbing Tuesday afternoon:
Hartford police said the injuries were non-life-threatening and that a suspect was detained.
Police say the suspect is in custody and is being questioned.
A verbal argument between two students spilled outside of the school and turned physical.
One student was assaulted with a knife and went back inside to look for help, police said.
Authorities said the 18-year-old victim is in 12th grade and the suspect is a 17-year-old male in 10th grade.
Hartford police say the 17-year-old suspect is charged with assault first degree and carrying a weapon on school grounds.
“It makes you feel like wow, what’s going on,” said George Davis of Hartford.
Authorities seized a car they believe the suspect tried to get into with the knife.
Police said the school has surveillance footage of the incident.
There is no longer a threat at the school and classes have resumed as normal.
Hartford Public Schools will be providing counseling services to students and there will be increased security.
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