On July 06, 2010, at approximately 7:27 p.m., the Middletown Police Department responded to a medical call at the Middletown High School for a student that had collapsed from the heat.
On investigation it was determined that the student had been at Football practice that was being held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The two Assistant Football Coaches, Christopher Kelly Ellis, age 26 and Joshua Hamilton, age 29 had been conducting a strength and conditioning session that consisted of weight training and running. The running segment began at approximately 7:10 P.M., consisted of sprinting up a hill several times. Shortly thereafter, one Middletown High School student collapsed. No water had been provided during this training. The approximate temperature at this time was 93 degrees with a heat index of approximately 100 according to the National Weather Service.
The student was transported by ambulance to Middlesex Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The two assistant coaches were each issued a misdemeanor summons for Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Section 53a-64.
Subsequent to his arrest it was disclosed that Joshua Hamilton had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Failure To Respond to an infraction.