High Road School in Hartford closed until Friday after student causes more than $50,000 in damage


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — High Road School of Hartford is closed until Friday after the entire school’s sprinkler systems were activated, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

According to Hartford police, the incident happened on Monday. Police say a student at the High Road School, located at 245 Locust Street, was placed in an “isolation room for acting out” and while in the room, the student hit the sprinkler head with her shoe. This activated the sprinklers throughout the entire school, causing extensive damage.

Officials say the initial estimate was between $50,000, upwards to $100,000. The student was arrested.

The school will be closed Wednesday and Thursday to make sure everything is completely dry. High Road School will reopen as normal on Friday.