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Another tragic incidence of violence struck a Connecticut high school on Friday, when a teenage girl was attacked and stabbed to death by a classmate who had asked her to be his date to prom and was rejected. 

Maren Sanchez, a 16-year-old junior class president at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut, turned down invitation to attend the school's junior prom that was taking place tonight. The unidentified 16-year-old male asked Sanchez to attend the dance around 7 a.m. Friday morning, according to the Connecticut Post, and when she said, no, "He allegedly tried to strangle her, push her down the stairs and stab her in the throat," according to News-12 Connecticut. The New Haven Register reports the girl was pronounced dead shortly after the incident. The suspect has been taken into custody.

The prom was scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the banquet hall at the Vazanno's Four Seasons. School officials have decided to postpone the prom until a later date. 

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