Convicted sex offender spotted in Hartford elementary school

Parents were not happy to learn that a convicted sex offender ended up inside Hartford's Rawson Elementary School on Tuesday.
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 2:10 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 6:55 AM EST
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A convicted sex offender was able to get inside of an elementary school in Hartford.

According to an incident report, Alexander Robles got into Sarah Rawson Elementary School through an open door near the school’s loading dock.

It happened Tuesday shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Robles was first spotted inside the school by cafeteria workers.

The school safety officer found him and asked why he was there. Robles said he was in the school to use the bathroom.

Robles was instructed to leave.

He was found by an officer walking along Blue Hills Avenue and arrested.

Hartford Public Schools released a statement on the incident:

“I think it’s really scary with all that’s going on,” said Alanna Johnson, a Hartford parent.

Robles was arrested in 1996 for sexual assault and released from prison in 1999, but was arrested again in 2006 on three counts of sexual assault.

“This building should be more secure,” said Milly Arciniegas, another Hartford parent. “Absolutely they should really look into their security protocols and work with parents.”

“Us as parents deserve to know our children are safe and protected while they are in school. They shouldn’t have to worry that a sex offender is getting into the school,” Johnson said.

Robles was charged with trespassing. He also has a failure to appear in court in his criminal record.

The Hartford PTO said it is planning to bring this to the school board’s attention at the next meeting.

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A convicted sex offender was able to get inside of an elementary school in Hartford.
Sex offender spotted in Hartford school