WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A 14-year-old Wethersfield High School student was attacked and robbed, while waiting for the school bus on Thursday morning.
“It could have happened to anyone, I was just there at the worst time,” said Sean, of Wethersfield.
The victim, Sean, was waiting at the bus stop near Maple Street. He told News 8 a car pulled up and someone got out.
“He jumps out and says, give me your belongings!” recounted Sean.
Sean said the assailant started punching and slapping him before the struggle continued on the ground.
“As we were wrestling, my phone fell out of my pocket, and he grabbed it and ran back into the car, and they sped off,” he said.
Soon after the attack, a friend arrived at the bus stop and helped him on board. The bus driver immediately asked what happened and called for help.
“I thank her, she is a sweet lady,” said Sean. “I love her!”
Wethersfield Police are now investigating and working to figure out who these people are. They confirmed to News 8 the car was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 860-721-2865.
The Superintendent of Wethersfield Public Schools issued the following statement regarding the incident:
Dear Wethersfield Community,
This morning, an unknown individual confronted a Wethersfield High School student at their bus stop. The suspect exited a gray SUV. The suspect confronted the student, assaulted them, and took the student’s cell phone. This incident occurred in the vicinity of Maple St. and Sunset Blvd. The Wethersfield Police responded and are actively investigating this incident.
This incident provides a reminder of the importance of being vigilant of surroundings. Waiting for school buses in groups, and having alert neighbors keeping an eye out around bus stops are ways to maintain a safe environment and be alert to any danger. The Wethersfield Police Department has had a visible presence around our school communities over the first week of school, and these patrols will continue.
While this was an isolated incident, if you see anything suspicious, do not hesitate to contact the police department, school resource officer, school administrator, or school bus driver. Should any additional information concerning this incident become available, I will be sure to share it. Thank you for working together to keep our students safe.
Michael T. Emmett