Three Westhill High School 9th grade girls were taken to Stamford Hospital following a fight that occurred on the grounds prior to the beginning of the school day, school officials announced Monday. One of the girls involved is accused of throwing bleach in the incident.
According to Sharon Beadle, Public Affairs Officer for Stamford Public Schools, an incident involving close to a half-dozen girls erupted prior to the beginning of classes. In this incident, one of the girls has been accused of throwing bleach, Beadle said.
According to Stamford police, two 14-year-old freshman began fighting in the gymnasium of the school at approximately 7:25 a.m. During the fight, one of the girls through a bottle of bleach at the other. Police said the bottle was brought from home and was a premeditated method of attack.
Four girls watching the fight were sprayed by bleach. Three of the girls were taken to Stamford Hospital for injuries or evaluation, Beadle said, including the party accused of throwing the bleach. One of the girls taken to the hospital had sustained an eye injury after coming into contact with the bleach.
Police said all injuries appeared to be superficial and all girls had been released from the hospital.
The incident remains under investigation by the Stamford Police Department.
A 14-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree assault, criminal attempt at first-degree assault, five counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and five counts risk of injury to a minor. She has been placed in the care of the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center.
Beadle said immediate suspension with the possibility of expulsion was a possibility depending on the outcome of the investigation.