Conn. school shuts pool after student's drowning
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Manchester High School has shut its swimming pool and suspended swim classes indefinitely after a 14-year-old student drowned.
Principal Matt Geary said on the school’s website Monday that officials have little information as the investigation continues.
Malvrick Donkor was in a class overseen by a teacher last Wednesday and was found under water.
The Journal Inquirer reports that lawyer Carlton Hume has been hired by Donkor’s family, which is originally from Ghana. Hume said a lawsuit is probable.
Interim Schools Superintendent Richard Kisiel (KISS'-el) said Monday he has not been contacted by Hume.
Hume also represents the mother of an East Hartford High School student, also from Ghana, who drowned in a pool at the school in January. Hume did not immediately return a call Monday seeking more information.