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Trespasser at Hamden school prompts extra police presence

While at the school, the custodian was confronted by a trespasser, who robbed and assaulted the custodian, police said.

HAMDEN, Conn. — There is an extra police presence at Wintergreen School in Hamden after someone illegally entered the building, assaulted, and robbed the school custodian.

The school custodian reported Wintergreen after an alarm was triggered around 5 a.m. Tuesday, less than an hour later, at around 5:55 a.m., the Hamden Police Department responded to the school for the report of an assault.

While at the school, the custodian was confronted by a person who illegally entered the building. Police said the custodian asked the suspect to leave and the suspect assaulted him, which resulted in the custodian getting injured.

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The suspect stole the victim's wallet, keys, and car, police said.

The victim was transported to the hospital with facial injuries.

There is an extra police presence at the school. It is not clear if Wintergreen will follow a modified arrival or dismissal schedule.

"It is my hope that person responsible for this senseless act of violence is apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Superintendent of Hamden Public Schools Gary Highsmith said in a letter to the school community Tuesday morning.

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