Fairfield Middle School Altercation Sends One to Hospital

A 13-year-old girl suffered a concussion, broken nose, and a sore neck.


[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]

A 13-year-old girl was sent to the hospital following an incident that took place in on Thursday, police said.

The girl was grabbed by the hair in the hallway, yanked around, and punched in the face by another 13-year-old girl, according to the police report. The victim fell to the ground, suffering a concussion, a broken nose, and a sore neck, Police Chief Gary MacNamara said.

The juvenile who caused the injuries was issued a juvenile summons for third-degree assault, MacNamara said. Her court date was unavailable at the time of this report.

Police believe the incident stemmed from an earlier problem that erupted in the cafeteria, when food was thrown at another student.


A Berwick Avenue resident reported early Friday that the passenger side window of his Nissan Maxima had been smashed and items were stolen from the car, police said.

A pair of sunglasses and a pocketbook with $200 in cash and personal papers were taken, MacNamara said.

This is under investigation.


A Warwick Avenue resident reported early Friday that sometime overnight two vehicles parked in his driveway were entered, police said.

The first vehicle, a Honda Ridgeline, was unlocked, MacNamara said. Approximately 20 parking tokens for St. Vincent’s Medical Center were stolen.

The second vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, was also unlocked. It appeared that nothing was taken, MacNamara said.


A Bridgeport man was arrested and charged with larceny in the first degree Friday after he failed to return a rental car, police said.

Jonathan Cenat, 28, reportedly rented a 2011 Chrysler 200 on May 19 of this year. As of September, the vehicle had not been returned and the corporate security manager at Hertz reported the car as stolen to the police, MacNamara said.

State police recovered the vehicle on the highway in October, and Cenat was operating the car. His arrest warrant was still pending at the time, MacNamara said.

The Chrysler 200 was returned to Hertz. Early Friday, Cenat was arrested. It was not clear at the time of this report how Cenat was detained.

Free 2 Be Healthy December 24, 2011 at 01:35 AM
Wanted to clarify one important point in your story. The incident that occurred was one student assaulting and injuring another, not a brawl between the students. If you can make that correction to the story, I'm sure it would be appreciated by the victim and their family, especially in consideration of this difficult time for them and the concern for bullying and safety in schools.
Free 2 Be Healthy December 28, 2011 at 03:58 AM
thank you for editing, as we have noticed that other local news article titles and stories have accurately reported the incident as one student assaulting another student and rightfully so, because by law a victim of bullying should not be further victimized by being falsely blamed for the incident.


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