Bunnell freshman’s death an apparent suicide

Updated post below:

A female Bunnell High School ninth grade student died at her home in the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 4. according to Stratford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Janet Robinson.

Robinson did not deny speculation that the cause if death may have been suicide.

Stratford Police Lt. Frank Eannotti said on Sept. 10, “It appears the death resulted from self-inflicted injury. There is no evidence of foul play.”

Police report that the call came in to their department at 1:34 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

Crisis teams were in place at Bunnell High and Flood Middle schools Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, according to Robinson, “to support students and staff who knew the girl.”

The teams consisted of Stratford personnel, including social workers, guidance counselors and others. Other school districts offered to assist with the crisis team effort, but Robinson said that Stratford was adequately staffed.

Robinson said that Bunnell and Flood administrators were communicating directly with their communities. Those statements were not immediately available.

“Any time we lose a student it is a tragedy,” Robinson said. “All of us want to understand. We are always looking for ways to prevent this from happening.”

 

Original post below:

A female Bunnell High School ninth grade student died at her home Wednesday evening, Sept. 4., according to Stratford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Janet Robinson.

Robinson did not deny speculation that the cause if death may have been suicide.

Stratford Police Sgt. Jamie Rivera told The Star, “There was an untimely death of a 14-year old girl,” and the cause of death “is being investigated.”

Rivera said the call came in to police at 1:34 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

Crisis teams were in place at Bunnell High and Flood Middle schools Thursday and Friday, according to Robinson, “to support students and staff who knew the girl.”

The teams consisted of Stratford personnel including social workers, guidance counselors and others. Other school districts offered to assist with the crisis team effort, but Robinson said that Stratford was adequately staffed.

Schools were not in regular session yesterday because of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

Robinson said that Bunnell and Flood administrators were communicating directly with their communities. Those statements were not immediately available.

“Any time we lose a student it is a tragedy,” Robinson said. “All of us want to understand. We are always looking for ways to prevent this from happening.”

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  • shawns

    I’m sorry but I don’t believe it was Ms Robinson’s place to tell anyone how the Bunnell student died.

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