Two Teachers Attacked at Stamford's Westhill High

The teachers were attacked in separate incidents this week, one on Wednesday and one Friday morning.


A teacher was attacked Friday morning at Westhill High School, the second such attack this week, according to Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn.

Hohn said during Friday morning's incident, a teacher confronted a 16-year-old student in the hallway and asked her what she was doing. The girl then attacked the teacher, grabbing her by the neck and throwing her to the ground, according to Hohn. 

A security guard who got involved to try to break up the attack was kicked in the stomach, Hohn said.

That student was charged with two counts of third-degree assault.

According to Hohn, the first incident occurred on Wednesday, when a 16-year-old junior grabbed a bottle of cleaning solution off for use on the white board, and sprayed it in the face and eyes of a substitute teacher in that classroom.

The teacher had to be transported to Stamford Hospital, where she received treatment. Hohn said the teen stated he just trying to be the class clown.

That teen was charged with third-degree assault.

The two attacks in the past week make what Hohn called "three major attacks" in recent memory, including an incident where a girl had bleach thrown in her face by another student.

Here we go February 08, 2013 at 07:27 PM
darien man February 09, 2013 at 06:22 AM
glad I do not have to deal with this since I go to a Darien school
agg February 13, 2013 at 08:13 PM
"public schools BAD. Parochial Schools GOOD," sure blame the schools, not the parents why dontcha?
Jenna February 14, 2013 at 12:48 AM
It has more to do with the students and their lack of respect, manners, societal laws, etc, than the schools. What about the parents that raised these children?
carmas February 17, 2013 at 07:00 AM
This is not the schools fault but the parents. I attend a public school and I feel that people stereotype the schools due to incidents like this. In a public school you get to meet a diverse group of people which is what I like . For the people who feel their tax dollars are wasted, I would like for yoh to rethink that comment, and think about all the kids who attend school to seek a better life and receive education but cannot afford to go to a private school etc. For the many great leaders that came out of a public school and the many more to come.


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