- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are expressing condolences for the families of the young people involved in the deadly stabbing at a Milford high school.

Rep. James Maroney, a Milford native, spoke from the floor of the House of Representatives Friday about how that morning’s incident inside Jonathan Law High School is “devastating for both families and for the community.”

Maroney said that morning he saw the excitement among his friends’ children about Friday’s night’s prom, which has been postponed.

Police are investigating reports that a 16-year-old boy fatally stabbed a 16-year-old girl, identified as Maren Sanchez, after she declined to be his date for the prom.

Rep. Paul Davis of Orange said he hopes the legislature can reduce such “acts of violence.”

House members then observed a brief moment of silence.

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