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A message from Superintendent Thompson regarding the arrests of individuals involved in double homicide

Dear New Haven Community,

This morning, the Union City Police Department, along with their partners in other law enforcement jurisdictions, announced that arrests had been made in relation to the slaying of two children, Sean Withington and Kevin Hernandez, in the early hours of Saturday, November 23.

We are heartened to hear this news and hope that it brings some much-needed solace to the families of the two boys. Though nothing can bring them back, knowing that the individuals responsible will be held accountable may help us all to begin to find closure.

We'd like to thank the dedicated members of the Union City Police Department and their law enforcement partners for their hard work and perseverance while investigating this terrible tragedy.

John Thompson, Ed.D.
New Haven Unified School District