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Bunnell High School student stabs himself in class in front of other students and staff

Bunnell High School was closed Wednesday morning after a student stabbed himself in a classroom, officials said.

Stratford Police said the incident happened around 8 a.m. The students told News 12 there had been a frightening 30 minutes of lockdown before being fired at 9 a.m. because they didn’t know what had happened.

Stratford Superintendent Janet Robinson said phones and internet across the district were down, along with public address systems. She says the administrators had to improvise.

In sophomore, Dominic Puzzo said the 30-45 minute lockdown was strained.

The injured student, who is in 11th grade, was rushed to Bridgeport hospital and is currently stable.

Robinson says guidance will be available to students and staff throughout the week.

The class will be back in session at Bunnell on Thursday. Robinson says the school will operate on a half-day schedule for the rest of the week.

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