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Student at lavish $90K-a-year Connecticut boarding school attacks boy with an axe, leaving him hospitalized

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  • One Oxford Academy student attacked another teen with an axe on Friday
  • The injured teen was and flown to an area hospital with serious injuries

One student from a costly Connecticut boarding school is in custody after brutally attacking a classmate with an axe.

Police were called to the Oxford Academy campus on Boston Post Road in Westbrook at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

An injured juvenile male was discovered at the scene and flown by Life Star to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Security footage captured one teen assaulting another teen with an axe, then running off, according to state police. 

The Central District Major Crime Squad was brought in to investigate and several K9s, a bloodhound, and the CSP Drone Unit, as well as other assets were deployed in an effort to locate the suspect.

Security footage captured one student from the Oxford Academy (pictured) assaulting another teen with an axe, then running off on Friday

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Due to the ages of the victim and the alleged attacker, police are withholding any additional information. 

‘We can confirm reports of an incident that occurred on our campus Friday evening. As a result, one student was hospitalized but is now in stable condition and the other is in custody,’ Oxford Academy said to NBC Connecticut.

‘We extend our thoughts and support to both families during this challenging time.’

Founded in 1906, the boarding school tuition is $86,000 for the 2024-45 academic year, plus an additional $10 to $12,000 for the summer experience, $400 in Chromebook insurance and an additional laundry plan.

This does not include charges for books, student entertainment and activities, travel and school supplies that are billed monthly.

‘The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff and the entire Westbrook community continue to be our highest priorities, and we are thankful for all the support and comfort we have received,’ the school said.

‘We understand that such events can cause fear and anxiety but rest assured that the campus is safe and secure.’



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