Golden’s sister, Rebecca, a 17-year-old senior at the school, said she saw the victim lying on the floor surrounded by teachers, some of whom were crying. She said she didn’t know what was going on at the time, and teachers directed her away from the victim.
“We are obviously devastated by the loss of one of our students, Maren Sanchez,” Feser, the superintendent, said at a news conference. “She was a 16-year-old junior — vibrant, very, very involved in Jonathan Law High School, an incredible contributor, someone who was loved and respected. ... The Jonathan Law community mourns greatly the loss of Maren, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”
Associated Press writer Pat Eaton-Robb in Hartford, Conn., contributed to this report.