Horrible news out of Milford today. Our heart goes out to the family and friends of the Jonathan Law High School student who died after she was attacked this morning at school in Milford.
MILFORD, CT (WFSB) –
Police responded to a deadly stabbing at a high school in Milford on Friday morning.
It happened at the Jonathan Law High School on Lansdale Avenue. Police called it an isolated incident between two students that happened inside the building.
The victim, 16-year-old junior Marion Sanchez, was found in a stairwell by a staff member and transported to the hospital where the student was pronounced dead. Police said she had neck injuries.
During a news conference Friday morning, school officials called Sanchez a vibrant honors student and a well-liked athlete.
The 16-year-old suspect, also a junior, was arrested by the school resource officer and could be arraigned later in the day. The officer said it happened around 7:14 a.m.
The entire school was deemed a crime scene, police said.
Police said they worked with the Board of Education to dismiss students. The school was locked down beforehand.
School officials told Eyewitness News that the situation was under control. Police said the school was safe.
Junior prom was supposed to happen Friday night, but school officials said they have postponed it to a later date.
Grief counselors were at the school for students and staff.
The incident remained under investigation.
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