Connecticut high school girl killed in apparent prom dispute
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 01:27
April 25 - A Connecticut high school is in mourning after a 16-year-old girl is stabbed to death by a male student in the hallway. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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A Connecticut high school student was killed on Friday (April 25) in an attack inside her school and authorities were investigating reports that she was stabbed by a fellow student after rejecting his invitation to the prom, police said.
The victim, Maren Sanchez, 16, a junior at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the attack, which occured around 7:00 a.m. local time, Milford Police Chief Keith Mello told a news conference.
"The assault occurred in a hallway adjacent to a stairwell. A member of the school staff witnessed a portion of the assault," said Mello, but they were unable to save her.
A 16-year-old male who is suspected of stabbing Sanchez was in custody.
Police were investigating reports from students that the girl had turned down the boy's invitation to the prom.
The incident took place on the morning of the junior prom, which was set to begin at a banquet hall in nearby Stratford on Friday at 7 p.m. local time. Because of the stabbing, the prom will be rescheduled, school officials announced.
School Superintendent Elizabeth Feser described Sanchez as "vibrant" and "very, very involved" at school.
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