Jonathan Law High School closed Monday following stabbing death of Maren Sanchez

The school will be open from 12 p.m.

The school will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday for students who would like to meet with counselors in the wake of the tragedy. (Credit: News 12)

MILFORD - The Milford Police Department has confirmed that there will be no classes on Monday for students at Jonathan Law High School.

It comes after 16-year-old Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death Friday by a male classmate at the school.

The school will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday for students who would like to meet with counselors in the wake of the tragedy. A community-wide candlelight vigil honoring Sanchez is set for 7 p.m. Monday on the high school's football field. 

The 16-year-old suspect charged with her murder is now at a medical facility undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. The teen's attorney says he has been committed and will likely remain at the facility for two weeks. The lawyer says his client will not appear at his arraignment that has been scheduled for Monday in New Haven.

Police say they spent the day Saturday searching the suspect's home.

Students have said that the stabbing came after Sanchez rejected the suspect's prom invitation. The stabbing occurred just hours before the junior prom, which has since been postponed.

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