(CBS Connecticut) –– Milford police say a 16 year-old student at Jonathan Law High School died about half an hour after an attack by another student in a school hallway this morning. 16-year-old Maren Sanchez was a junior at the school.
Chief Keith Mello says she was seen in a confrontation with a male student, also 16. He would not confirm the weapon, or the circumstances leading up to the attack. He did confirm that police have heard rumors that the dispute may have involved tonight’s junior prom. The prom and post-prom party have been postponed and school was dismissed.
Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Feser said counselors will be available for students. She described Sanchez as a “wonderful young woman,” who was involved in the school, an athlete and a member of the National Honor Society.
The school resource officer took the male student into custody. His name is not being released because he is a juvenile.