ENFIELD, Conn. - An assistant football coach at a Connecticut high school was allegedly attacked by three players on his team after a potluck dinner. It happened last week.
“There was no altercations, no arguments, no incident that preceded the assault,” said Chief Carl Sferrazza of the Enfield Police Department.
Sferrazza said the coach was attacked by three young football players. He added the attack left injuries to his face and eye. The coach was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital and the chief believes he has been released.
“He had a severe right eye injury, fractures around his eye, like a hematoma,” said Sferrazza.
There is surveillance footage of the incident but the police chief said it will not be released due to the ongoing investigation, according to WTIC.
Sferrazza said the motive behind the attack is unknown.
Timothy J. Sullivan, Superintendent of the Capitol Region Education Council released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
“We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred involving members of our football team. We are cooperating with law enforcement officials and consequences are being given at the team and school level. The safety of all of our school community members is a top priority, and we are taking this act of aggression very seriously. There is no place for this type of behavior at CREC.”
A CREC spokesperson said the players are on the CREC Colts football team that consists of around 40 students from CREC Metropolitan Learning Center, CREC Public Safety Academy, and CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering.
The spokesperson said names will not be released because they are minors.