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Sexting Incident Involving West Hartford Public School Students Being Investigated

Sedgwick Middle School

[Updated] The principal of West Hartford’s Sedgwick Middle School said that the incident occurred outside of school.

Sedgwick Middle School

Sedgwick Middle School

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Hartford Police are investigating an incident of sexting that occurred between a student at Sedgwick Middle School and a student at Conard High School.

Lt. Ted Stoneburner said that more information about the incident cannot be shared because both of the students are juveniles. He did confirm that officers have been sent out to investigate at both schools, and that the investigation is not yet complete.

In an email sent to Sedgwick families sent out late Wednesday afternoon, Principal Andrew Clapsaddle said, “While I cannot share any specific information, the incident occurred outside of school and involved one student.”

Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Photo credit: Ronni Newton

According to Clapsaddle’s email, a West Hartford Police officer became involved to ensure that the student, who is a juvenile, was protected and to respond to questions from parents. West Hartford Police were unable to provide any additional details.

No one in the superintendent’s office could be reached for comment on Wednesday afternoon.

Clapsaddle told parents in his email that the school takes responsibility for the “safe behavior” of all of its students. “As a parent, I would ask you to please explain to your children that rumors can be hurtful, and it is everyone’s responsibility to respect one another,” he said in the email.

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