5 Waterbury students charged in separate incidents at high school

New Haven

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Four teens are facing charges for their alleged involvement in a fight and another has been arrested for a separate incident on the same day at Crosby High School in Waterbury.

During dismissal at about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, school officials said a “physical altercation” occurred involving four students. One staff member attempted to break up the fight and was hit, which prompted the school resource officer to get involved. The staff member suffered minor bruising to their arm.

One student involved in the fight sustained minor injuries and was treated by the school nurse, police said.

Two 17-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were initially arrested and charged with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault. A fourth student involved in the fight was arrested Thursday.

“Safety is our top priority amongst our students and staff and we do not condone violent behavior. We have taken the appropriate measures consistent with the student code of conduct,” Waterbury Public Schools said in a statement Wednesday night.

The fight was not related to an incident that happened earlier in the day at the high school, police said.

In that case, a 17-year-old student had set a garbage can inside the girl’s bathroom on fire, which prompted officials to evacuate the high school.

The student was arrested and charged with reckless burning and third-degree criminal mischief.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Police investigating after Hamden High School student stabbed multiple times by fellow student near the school

News /

Local leaders show how money from the federal infrastructure bill is being spent in CT

News /

Elm City Market chef shares easy recipes to make in the kitchen

News /

2021 Jingle Bell Run held in New Haven Sunday

News /

New Hamden mayor sworn in at Hamden Middle School

News /

Families ending the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by picking out a Christmas tree in Hamden

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss