HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Another violent incident at a high school in our state. A teenager is in serious condition after being stabbed just as school was getting let out Wednesday in Hartford.
Amid the presence of police, students returned to Bulkeley High School in Hartford Thursday morning, for the first time since one of their classmates was stabbed.
“I feel paranoid, like I can’t,” said Lisa Deleon, student. “I can’t talk right now that’s how paranoid I am.”
“I mean I’m a bit nervous but I know police is going to be around so it’s going to be very secure,” said Lisa Marie, a student.
According to police, the stabbing took place Wednesday afternoon behind the school as students were getting ready to go home. Word quickly spread to those who were still inside the building.
“I was surprised cuz I’m like, I heard about fights and junk but for like a stabbing to happen when everyone is leaving, I find that serious,” said Stephanie Torres, a student.
“I was going down to the weight room and everything with my friends when I heard another student talking about it,” said Kevin Bedon, a student.
While some students were nervous about going back to school Thursday, for others it was just an ordinary day.
Students News 8 spoke with said their focus was to just get through the day.
“But the cops were here already so I figured it was alright by now. They acted quickly so I’m not really that nervous,” said a student.
“I do feel a little more safe but like, you know, I’m just gonna keep an eye because you never know what could happen,” said another student.
Grief counselors are available at Bulkeley High School for students or staff who may need them.
The student who was stabbed is currently in serious but stable condition. Police are still looking for the suspect.