Student Hospitalized After Stabbing at Weaver High School in Hartford

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A student stabbed another student at Weaver High School in Hartford just after 10:30 a.m. Monday and the victim was transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical, but stable condition, according to officials.

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was stabbed in the ribcage during a fight in the hallway and another 17-year-old boy fled and was located near his home, according to officials. Major crimes is investigating. 

Hartford school officials said it happened at 10:36 a.m. and the victim ran to the in-school help center, where a nurse treated him until an ambulance arrived and transported him to St. Francis Hospital.

A school official who reviewed the security footage said it appeared the accused student had a small pocket knife.

A representative for Hartford schools said they believe the incident stemmed from an ongoing dispute between two students that spilled over from the weekend.

School officials said the injury did not appear to be life-threatening

The school was put into a code yellow and it has been lifted.

A spokesperson from Hartford Schools said this was an isolated incident between two students and there is no larger threat.

"Hartford Public Schools takes the safety of everyone in our buildings very seriously. Violence in our schools is not acceptable," district officials wrote in a statement.

School officials said they are evaluating security on campus, and that they are working to make counseling available to anyone that needs it following the incident.

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