A student at Bunnell High School in Stratford was taken to the hospital after stabbing himself with a knife Wednesday morning and he is in stable condition, according to police. Counselors are being made available for students and school staff.
Students at the school were sent home early on Wednesday, according to school officials. A statement from Stratford’s superintendent of schools, Janet Robinson, says Stratford police responded and all students were dismissed and went home.
Police said the school was on lockdown until officers and medical personnel arrived and the student was taken to the hospital.
No other students were injured and all safety protocols were followed, Robinson said.
“Due to the seriousness of this incident, counselors are available to speak with students and staff,” a statement from Robinson said.
The school will operate on a half-day schedule on Thursday and Friday, according to the principal.