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Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers met on Jesup Green for the annual event. The event was organized by the Westport Youth Commission,...

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from a corner store around 9 pm and was shot twice in front of his home. Howell was rushed to the hosp...

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation

Saugatuck Shores residents react to Police investigation

June 7, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 Around 8:30 a.m. on May 4, a Westport resident reported seeing a body on the shore of Saugatuck Shores. After arriving on scene, police discovered a deceased  man washed up on Harbour Road and closed the area for further investigation. Residents of Saugatuck Shores were shocked to see police cars and caution...

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

May 11, 2018

By Maya Brodows '20 On April 24, Broward Sheriff’s Office released an animated video depicting the violent events of Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. The animation provides the first official account of gunman Nikolas Cruz’s movement through Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It was creat...

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

May 4, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20   Since the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14th, I have suffered through every emotion. I have seen horrifying videos taken during the shooting, read the words of grieving students and watched as tears filled their eyes in remembrance. However, as time pa...

Starbucks takes criticism after race incident

Starbucks takes criticism after race incident

April 30, 2018

By Teddy Dienst '20 Starbucks Coffee announced that on May 29 every store will be closed for the entire day to conduct a racial training program for every one of its workers. This plan was created in response to an employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia calling the police on two African American ...

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

February 28, 2018

A student report of an alleged shooting threat prompted a shelter-in-place procedure at Staples High School and investigations around Westport on Tuesday, Feb. 27. “A juvenile student was overheard making threats that he was going to shoot a teacher,” Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said ...

Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

February 22, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 Norwalk High School experienced an early dismissal yesterday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. after being under “shelter alert” for a few hours due to a suspicious tip reported by a student to school officers. The claim was reported to the police around 10:43 a.m. saying that the student bel...

Car Crash Keeps Westport Residents Alert

October 25, 2017

Cate Casparius '19            A resident in Derby, Connecticut, just 22 miles away from Westport, experienced a home invasion, on October 24, a Tuesday morning. Three people broke into the home, attacked the resident, then took off in a white van. The male resident then decided to follow the ...

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

March 31, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Greenwich High School located 22.6 miles south of Staples in Greenwich, Connecticut was on lockdown on March 29, 2017 due to a threat of violence against the school written on the girls’ bathroom wall. The school went into lockdown around noon which lasted nearly four hours,...

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft

March 31, 2017

By Layla Wofsy '19 Westport police officers arrested Reginald Sharpe, Alexis Haythe and Rashad Spain on March 29 after calling the police to report a car accident involving stolen vehicles. After the police were notified, they investigated the accident on North Avenue between Easton Road and Coleyt...

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