13-year-old Hartford student who came into contact with fentanyl has died, officials say

Officials say he succumbed to his injuries at 5.35pm on Saturday.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Officials say the 13-year-old who came into contact with fentanyl on Thursday succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.

Hartford police say the young man was pronounced dead around 5:35 p.m.

Officials said they responded to the Academy of Athletic and Medical Sciences on Thursday about an unconscious young man. CPR was administered and he was taken to hospital on Thursday where he was listed in monitored condition.

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Police say evidence of narcotics was located near the minor and subsequent tests revealed the presence of fentanyl.

Two other minors were taken to hospital after complaining of dizziness, but were later released.

The school was placed in “Code Yellow”, which meant shelter-in-place for students.

Officials say several drug dogs were deployed to do another sweep of the school and the students were discharged at 3:00 p.m. with no further problems.

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Authorities say 40 bags of fentanyl were found.

Mayor Bronin released a statement following the miner’s death:

“Our city mourns this lost child, his loved ones, his friends, his teachers and the entire SMSA family. We still have much to learn about the circumstances of this tragedy and how a child gained access to such a shocking amount of such deadly drugs, and our police department will continue their investigation and seek to hold accountable the adults who are ultimately responsible for the death of this child. In the meantime, our prayers are with everyone affected by this loss, and we will do all we can to support the SMSA community.

This incident is still under active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hartford Police Department tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

It is developing. Check back for updates.

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