2 in custody after stabbing outside Hartford school

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH/AP) — A 16-year-old Bulkeley High School sophomore is listed in serious condition at a local hospital after police say he was stabbed by a student from a nearby school.

“We do have two people in custody who are people of interest at this point; they’re juveniles,” Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.

Deputy Police Chief Foley says two students got into a fight in the back of Bulkeley High School, around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the victim was stabbed in the abdomen. Authorities say they took the other teen into custody.

The sophomore was transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition but is conscious and expected to survive, Foley said.

Public school officials say the incident happened in the rear of the school near the bus drop-off and pickup. The school says it happened very quickly and not many students witnessed the incident.

“This is definitely an isolated incident and there will be increased security tomorrow,” Foley said. “We don’t anticipate more problems.”

It’s not clear what prompted the fight. Police are expected to release more details soon.

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