Teen Girl Fatally Stabbed at Connecticut High School

Police say Maren Sanchez, 16, was stabbed by a fellow student in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School.
2:09 | 04/25/14

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Just -- few minutes ago grim faced police and school officials confirming that that sixteen year old student. Did indeed die of her injuries another sixteen year old male student in custody an investigation now under way to see if this was all over. A prom date -- the victim has been identified by authorities as sixteen year old -- Sanchez an honor student manager of the swim team former class president. -- very committed and involved student the incident itself happened around 715. At Jonathan law high school in Milford it was in a hallway nearest stairwell. Police will not say what type of weapon the student was attacked with but the victim suffered serious injuries to her neck. Sanchez was transported to Bridgeport hospital where she was for announced. Dead. And this investigation as we said into the popular student is in its infancy. Vacation between two students were -- male student sixteen year old male student. Assaulted a sixteen year old female student. Assault occurred in a hallway adjacent to a stir well. A member of the school staff witnessed the portion of the assault. -- C along with other members of the school staff. Discovered the victim to have life threatening injuries. We are obviously devastated by the loss of one of our students parents Sanchez. His sixteen year old junior. Vibrant. Very very involved in Jonathan law high school. An incredible contributor. Someone who has loved and respected by both her peers as well as her students. Now according to several students this was over a dispute over. The junior prom both some of the victim and students a victim and suspect are in the junior class and the junior prom to be held tonight students saying that the suspect. Asked Sanchez to the junior prom. And she declined and that is what led to this incident police say that is certainly one of the things they -- looking into. As this investigation. Continues and a junior problem needless to say. Has been canceled here in Milford we're live -- -- for Marcus I was channel seven. Eyewitness News.

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