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Hartford schools to boost security at site of stabbing

February 11, 2020 GMT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced that they are beefing up security at a Connecticut high school where a 17-year-old student was stabbed by another student.

The Weaver campus, which houses both Weaver High School and R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts, typically has seven full-time school safety officers, but will have three more for the rest of this week and possibly the rest of the school year, John Fergus, a spokesman for the Hartford Public Schools, told the Hartford Courant.

Police will also be present at arrival and during dismissal.

The male student stabbed Monday morning was taken to the hospital with a wound to his upper right chest.

The suspect, also a 17-year-old boy, was charged with first-degree assault and breach of peace.

No names were released because of their ages. Authorities did not say what sparked the fight in a hallway.

Social workers and counselors were at the Weaver campus Tuesday, along with members of Compass Youth Collaborative, a youth service organization with anti-violence and education programs.