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Education Commissioner Cardona Statement on the Passing of Two Ellis Tech Students

(Hartford) – Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona today released the following statement regarding the tragic passing of two H.H. Ellis Technical High School students early Monday morning:

“As you may be aware, two Ellis Tech students died yesterday morning in a traffic accident. Our hearts go out to the students’ families, friends and the entire community of Ellis Tech and the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System during this difficult time.

“Prior to the beginning of the school day on 10/15, Ellis Tech assembled the school's crisis team, which consists of school administration, counselors, social workers and a school psychologist. The crisis team will provide counseling support to students and anyone in the school community who may need it throughout the week with specific attention to the school’s trade areas of the two victims. Counseling support will continue to be available as long as necessary and Ellis Tech will seek additional counseling support from the State Department of Education and other tech schools if needed.”


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