Diocese Statement Regarding Amber Alert

Related to the Amber Alert for six-year old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, the Diocese of Bridgeport can confirm that she is a First Grade student at St. Raphael Academy in Bridgeport.

School officials have been in contact with the Bridgeport police regarding this matter and are fully cooperating with them in their investigation. They are awaiting confirmation of media reports that the student has been found Members of the diocesan Safe Environment Team and Catholic Charities are on hand to work with teachers, staff, and children as they process this trauma.  Counselors will also be available on Monday to help the children and the school community come to terms with the event.

An email letter has been sent to all parents to assure them that this tragedy is a result of a domestic situation and does not pose any safety threats to the children or staff.

The Diocese is grateful to the Bridgeport Police for their handling of the situation and for the fact that Alyn has been safely recovered. We ask prayers for the student and her family as we continue to work with them in the coming days.