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Student stabbed at Hartford Public High School; another student charged: Officials

The student stabbed was taken to the hospital by ambulance, according to school officials

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford police are investigating the stabbing of a student at Hartford Public High School on Tuesday morning, school officials said.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. outside of the school; it stemmed from a fight between two students, police said.

The 18-year-old twelfth-grade student was stabbed by a 17-year-old tenth-grade student, police said.

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The 18-year-old sustained at least two puncture wounds, according to police. The student was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

The suspect was arrested and charged as a juvenile with assault in the first degree and carrying a dangerous weapon at school.

A car was seized for an evidence search.

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School officials said the "staff acted immediately and appropriately, placing a Code Red to ensure the safety of all students and staff."

The Code Red has since been lifted and the school day resumed as scheduled, school officials said.

There is no further threat to the school or the public, as this was an isolated incident, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Hartford police at 860-722-8477.

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