CT High School Students Remember Slain Classmate with Seaside Vigil on Prom Night

A rock spray-painted by students in memory of 16-year-old stabbing victim Maren Sanchez sits outside Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. on Friday, April 25, 2014. (The New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak/AP Photo)
A rock spray-painted by students in memory of 16-year-old stabbing victim Maren Sanchez sits outside Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. on Friday, April 25, 2014. (The New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak/AP Photo)

The Connecticut teenager who was fatally stabbed just hours before her prom, was remembered at a seaside vigil with many of her classmates wearing their prom outfits.

Maren Sanchez, 16, was killed Friday morning, stabbed by another student in an attack in the hallways of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. According to reports, Sanchez told her attacker she would not go to the prom with him.

The news of Sanchez’s death came just hours before the junior prom was supposed to begin on Friday.

Sanchez, a member of the National Honor Society, had even posted a photo of herself wearing her prom dress to the school’s prom Facebook page.

At Friday night’s vigil, students wearing prom dresses and tuxes held up Sanchez’ dress as they remembered her.

#milfordstrong pic.twitter.com/xjClTNawe2 — katie frawley? (@katiefrawley) April 26, 2014

Students later released star-shaped balloons in purple, which was Sanchez’s favorite color. According to the Hartford-Courant Newspaper, approximately 200 people attended the vigil and students shouted out words to describe Sanchez, such as “kind-hearted” and “best friend.” They reportedly said “love you Maren” as they let the balloons go.

“We love you Maren!” the large group at this vigil shouted as they released these purple balloons #CT @FoxCT pic.twitter.com/lFhsJkrG1N — Lauren Victory (@FoxCTVictory) April 25, 2014

Sanchez’s classmates and the school paper shared remembrances of the slain teen on social networks under the hashtags #RIPMaren and #Milfordstrong.

We will make it through this – for Maren. #LawStrong #MilfordStrong #RIPMaren — The Advocate (@jlawadvocate) April 26, 2014

Earlier in the day, students painted a rock near the school purple and put Sanchez’s birthday on it to honor her.

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