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School Stabbing Suspect is Described as Genial

(AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak)

(AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teacher at the Connecticut high school where a student was stabbed to death says the suspect is a teenager with a good sense of humor who gave no indication of trouble.

The Connecticut chief medical examiner says the 16-year-old girl died of stab wounds to her torso and neck and this is a homicide.

Authorities have not released the name of the suspect, but two people who saw him taken into custody say he is 16-year-old Chris Plaskon.

Plaskon is charged with murder as a juvenile offender in Friday’s slaying of fellow student Maren Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. An attorney for Plaskon says his client is under psychiatric evaluation. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, his lawyer says the boy won’t attend.

Teacher Mark Robinson says he coached Plaskon in football for two years and describes him as funny and from a family with deep roots in the community.

Student Imani Langston says Plaskon is known for being a class clown.


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