School stabbing victim recalled as 'bright light'

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The family of a teenager stabbed to death inside her Connecticut high school says she will be remembered as a "bright light full of hopes and dreams."

Family members and friends at the Jonathan Law High School in Milford were left reeling from the attack on Maren Sanchez, an outgoing girl who belonged to the National Honor Society, played guitar and was active in drama and other school activities.

Sanchez had been looking forward to a junior prom that she helped to plan before she was killed. Police are investigating whether she was stabbed after turning down an invitation to the prom from a 16-year-old boy now charged with her murder.

The suspect was charged as a juvenile offender but could be charged later as an adult.

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