Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Teen girl stabbed to death at school after rejecting prom invite
nypost.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Sophia Rosenbaum, Laura Italiano, Lorena Mongelli and Erin Calabrese

Posted on 04/26/2014 5:01:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

A teen boy slashed a 16-year-old girl to death at their Connecticut high school Friday morning — after he asked her to be his date for the junior prom and she turned him down.

The girl, Maren Sanchez, had planned to go to the prom Friday night with another boy, a friend of her alleged attacker.

“Yay, so excited!!!!!” she had written under a recent Sanchez’s friends recounted the morning encounter and grisly attack.

“He asked her to the prom right there, and she rejected him,” Imani Langston, a junior who described herself as Sanchez’s best friend, told The Post.

Another junior, Sam Garcia, 16, recalled: “There was blood on her neck. It was awful.”

Sanchez was stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, including in the face and chest, as she struggled with the spurned boy near a stairwell at Jonathan Law HS in Milford, officials said.

The popular girl, who had wanted to go into music and acting and was on multiple sports teams, fought back, even biting the boy as he strangled and cut her, sources said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101 next last
I don't understand how someone could do this. Where does so much anger come from?
1 posted on 04/26/2014 5:01:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

Why bring a kitchen knife when asking someone out?


2 posted on 04/26/2014 5:03:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
Neither do I. Just no fathoming it.

They have raised a dead culture. I hope they enjoy it.
3 posted on 04/26/2014 5:05:01 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

I’m not minimizing the situation at all, ilovesarah. But this type of story has gone on for thousands of years in rare cases. Boy likes girl, girl sees him as a friend, girl likes another boy.. tragedy. Love triangles can be unusually nasty. I think what the article isn’t saying is the boy probably had mental issues before this incident. That being said... I feel so sorry for this poor girl. May she rest in peace and may justice for her be done.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 5:05:59 AM PDT by momtothree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 98ZJ USMC

Who are “they”?

A completely isolated case.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 5:11:39 AM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
"I don't understand how someone could do this. Where does so much anger come from"

Go volunteer in any public school, big, small, urban, rural, any public junior high or high school will do. God made these kids what they are being taught goes against Nature.

How long do you think you can teach children that they descended from pond scum and monkey sperm before they start acting like pond scum and monkey sperm?

6 posted on 04/26/2014 5:12:32 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

A story as old as time, and recounted in innumerable songs across the millennia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvwbxwWPUg


7 posted on 04/26/2014 5:13:05 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
I don't understand how someone could do this. Where does so much anger come from?

The Left incites it and tells folks that they not only deserve to be angry when life becomes inconvenient - they demand that folks become angry. The advent of the "PC Society" was the beginning of an all-out assault on the development of mature coping skills.

I'm stirring the pot at work where one of my employees "hurt the feeling of and offended some young military students" and they want to crucify him for it. One of the other supervisors stated that the guy needs to be terminated for "inappropriate words and behavior. A few minutes later, a student walked into the office and I told him he needed to wait until invited because if we had test material out, there could be a potential compromise of the material and it would cause us all sorts of problems. The other supervisor then quipped that if that happened, we would have to shoot him. I pointed out that his words were even more inappropriate and unprofessional - it the student decided to write up a critique on him, he would be in the same boat as my employee. He got pi$$ed at me and said it was all in the delivery.

Everyone is being taught that their own personal perceptions outweigh reality and common sense.

8 posted on 04/26/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

The perp.

https://spsoaunion.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/chris-plaskon-photo.jpg?w=520&h=293


9 posted on 04/26/2014 5:19:57 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: trebb

That’s called moral relativism, and it’s destroying America - if not the world.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 5:21:00 AM PDT by Ancient Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

yeah where was the security guard while she was being thrown down the steps


11 posted on 04/26/2014 5:22:13 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t understand how someone could do this. Where does so much anger come from?

No simple answer.
It is combinations of so many things in our society in the past 20 -30 years.as
God has been removed from our schools and replaced with “government”
Decades of unfettered abortion has taught that life is cheap and maybe not to important.
In our schools we have taken life lesson away from our children as they grow up. Scores are not kept in games because no one is a winner and no one is a loser.
No one fails and grades are inflated to insure that no one feels left out.
We have come to expect instant gratification. Win it in a Minute!
Maybe some sensory overload. I had 3 TV stations all of which went off the air by midnight. My granddaughter has 250 plus 24/7. I had a party line phone and had to wait at times to make a call. My granddaughter carries her smart phone with her day and night. There was a half dozen fast food restaurants in the community, now there are a dozen McDonalds alone... Our children are constantly bombarded by something. No time to shut down and recharge like I had in my childhood. Just a thought...........


12 posted on 04/26/2014 5:23:47 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

I demand legislation outlawing school dances! It is the only way to stop another incident like this. If it only saves one child . . .
Seriously though, this is a sick tragedy. Prayers for all involved.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 5:24:52 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SECURE AMERICA

——Where does so much anger come from?——

Face Book


14 posted on 04/26/2014 5:25:24 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

You obviously do not understand Hispanic culture. My experience is that a higher percentage of Hispanics carry knives/daggers than do Sikhs, particularly those living in Milford CT which has became a lawless city despite the name of their high school.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 5:25:41 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

Search “teens kill”. There are many, many cases.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 5:26:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

The poster was somehow claiming this is new to society. This isn’t a massive growing trend due to our “sick society”. People have, and will always, kill each other.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 5:29:47 AM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe the anger was always present, across generations, but with the advent of the web and social media, consequences are minimized? One can say anything to another person online, and there are almost always zero consequences, while if it is said to someones face, there may be punches thrown. Kids struggle to understand the difference between what they can do online, and that doing whatever they want in real life may carry severe repercussions. Add to that the lack of discipline at schools and at some homes, and we have sad situations like this.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 5:30:56 AM PDT by Ironfocus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
So what's next for Connecticut? Are they going to rush through a "common sense" knife control bill? Will all knife owners be required to register their knives - or else?

"Excuse me, miss, we need to inspect your kitchen"


19 posted on 04/26/2014 5:31:31 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

Kids can’t handle rejection anymore because they try to shield them from it as much as possible.....”Everyone gets a trophy”. No one is allowed to get a fail grade, anymore, etc.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 5:31:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MIchaelTArchangel

I carry a knife, just not a kitchen knife. I leave those in the kitchen.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 5:32:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: SECURE AMERICA

Excellent points.

I went to a very large high school. About 3000 students - split shifts. We did not have any “resource officers”. As far as I know, no one was ever shot or stabbed at school. No teachers were attacked. No students were attacked. There were the usual cliques but I don’t even remember any “bullying”. We were polite to our teachers and each other.

Something has definitely changed.

A couple of years ago I went to visit my daughters’ teacher at school with one of my daughters. The teacher told a student loitering in the hall that he needed to get to class. He cussed her out, using vile language. She did nothing because there was nothing she could do and the kids know it. Schools these days are more like asylums than places of learning.

If my kids were still in school, I would do everything possible to home-school them.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 5:32:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

I would put one bullet right in his head between his ear and his eyeball. Put him down like a rabid dog.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 5:36:10 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

The Left is trying to erase God not only from public life but private life as well. They are trying to criminalize just the mention of God in public and tell our children they must only talk about or worship Him in complete secrecy.

This is making our society turn animal. It makes me want to cry but I will fight this to my death. God cannot be pushed aside and we must fight back against the leftist heathens.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 5:37:04 AM PDT by OldMissileer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
You must have gone to the same high school I did.

No guards, no metal detectors, no locked doors and virtually no violence. Certainly no direct disrespect for the teachers.

All this in the late 1960's when the revolution was just starting.

25 posted on 04/26/2014 5:38:09 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

Of course people have always killed each other. Cain and Abel. But if there wasn’t more of a threat of violence among teens these days, we probably wouldn’t need cops at schools.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 5:38:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

Gotta get rid of them kitchen knives... /s


27 posted on 04/26/2014 5:40:35 AM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrEdd; ilovesarah2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1iKEPzF1Js


28 posted on 04/26/2014 5:43:47 AM PDT by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

Do I have to register my steak knives?


29 posted on 04/26/2014 5:44:46 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

Yo tambien.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 5:45:26 AM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: SECURE AMERICA
Just a thought...........

Sorry, no time for that. I gotta move on to the next post, and finish this thread so I can read the next one before I update my Facebook and catch up on emails. Busy, busy, busy!

31 posted on 04/26/2014 5:46:56 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: MIchaelTArchangel

Absolutely correct. We have been importing the gang and violence as a problem solver mentality for decades now. The last names of those involved tells you all you need to know. Hispanic teenagers male and female can be incredibly cruel and hostile to one another and to whites as well. Just a wrong “look” can start a fight. The other giveaway is the male practice of violent expectoration on the ground whenever someone walks by. This is a symbol of masculinity in their culture and dominance and detesting the land and the country you are in. I’m afraid murders like this are just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until they start trying to take back the land. They think we are the invaders. In the meantime I would not turn my back on one of them. And there are a lot of them in the military now. I have a next door neighbor from Brazil. The father is a decent man hard working and pleasant. However the son born here lives at home at age 24 drives a brand new pick up (paid for no doubt through Pell Grant school tuition funds successfully diverted). On the back of this kid’s truck he has placed a decal which reads: “STFU!” You wonder where the hate and incivility and anger come from. He spends days at the gym.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 5:47:19 AM PDT by 4Runner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: RipSawyer

That is horrible!


33 posted on 04/26/2014 5:47:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

“Where does so much anger come from? “

Obviously we don’t what the case is here, and there could be big mental health issues involved, but this kind of anger often comes from recurrent humiliation.

If that’s the case here, and I am not speculating that it is, the rejection of the Prom invitation was only a small addition to a long series (years and years) of perceived or real humiliation - often in the context of family.

I don’t know whether we are really seeing more anger and rage in the US, or that it’s reported more, but it seems that there is an increase. Just drive your car on any given day and you have a good chance of witnessing road rage and aggression.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 5:48:04 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 4Runner

It’s not just hispanics. I have seen black males spitting when I walk past, obviously as some kind of message to me.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 5:50:17 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: momtothree

Jealousy isn’t called “the green monster” for nothing.


36 posted on 04/26/2014 5:53:37 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: OldMissileer
This is making our society turn animal.

You have just insulted all animals. Animals, at least, live according to natural law and are true to their nature. Humans, intended to be divine beings, have stepped away from our true nature and have replaced it with a antithetical-false nature. When we reject the path back toward the divine and embrace the false nature, we become monsters of self-destruction. An "animal society" would, at least, embrace natural law. A monster society only embraces chaos and destruction.

37 posted on 04/26/2014 5:53:40 AM PDT by McBuff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: SECURE AMERICA

“No time to shut down and recharge like I had in my childhood. Just a thought...........”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

We need to start a new idea, everyone should spend at least one week in an environment with no electricity, no telephones, none of the things that electricity powers, flush toilets would be okay, that only requires a pumped water supply but none of the rest, no phones of any kind, no computers, no movies, no tv, meals cooked on a wood stove or outside on a camp fire. Books should be available to be read by daylight or by oil lamps at night. At the end of one week the average person would be astounded at what he has learned. Of course some would be unable to return to modern life again and others would simply collapse into insanity upon realizing just how far away from the real world they have strayed.

Personally I count myself very fortunate to have eight acres bordering a large creek with room for things to grow and people to walk around and have at least a little break from the mad, mad, mad world we live in. I don’t think I could survive long in the kind of beehive that much of the world lives in today.


38 posted on 04/26/2014 5:56:07 AM PDT by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
I don't understand how someone could do this. Where does so much anger come from?

Hard to say /S...

Fill young minds with violent rapper songs, violent video games, moral relativism, victimology, political correctness...

There might be a pattern there...just saying...

39 posted on 04/26/2014 6:00:33 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
I don't understand how someone could do this. Where does so much anger come from?

Jealousy. It's absolutely the worst, ugliest, most destructive of the emotions. The young man probably had obsessed over the girl and eventually thought of her as his possession. When she rejected him he determined that if she couldn't be his, she could be no one's.

Couple jealousy with emotional immaturity and lack of impulse control and you can get some really nasty situations.

40 posted on 04/26/2014 6:00:41 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

Maren Sanchez

41 posted on 04/26/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

Machismo?

Being “dissed”?

Didn’t want to “embrace diversity”?


42 posted on 04/26/2014 6:05:45 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrEdd

Creepy mind, creepy song.


43 posted on 04/26/2014 6:05:50 AM PDT by traderrob6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: momtothree

There’s a whole genre in country western/blue grass called Murder Ballads. Often its when the girl is pregnant. Often sung by the dead girl. Tom Dooley comes to mind. I think Barbara Allen is also one that goes back centuries.


44 posted on 04/26/2014 6:12:58 AM PDT by Mercat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

That settles it. WE NEED TO REGISTER ALL OUR KNIVES TO THE GOVERNMENT. AND IT’S UP TO THE GOVERNMENT TO SAY WHO IS ALLOWED TO CARRY KNIVES. Just wait until someone is killed with a baseball bat or a fork. Registration for those articles will be coming next.


45 posted on 04/26/2014 6:18:21 AM PDT by gingerbread
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Agreed. Parents don’t teach that there is rejection and bad feelings in this world.... Their kids can’t handle the real world.


46 posted on 04/26/2014 6:18:47 AM PDT by baddog 219
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Mercat

A love triangle is as old as the ancients. I remember seeing the play, “Medea” (by Euripedes). Wife is discarded for a new woman and seeks revenge by killing her husband’s son. Even some modern day country music has triangle themes.. “Before He Cheats”, Goodbye Earl, Redneck Crazy”. I’m not diminishing the true tragedy of this case in any way. I guess my point is that this type of tragedy has always happened. Even in my Grandparents day.. they told of a young woman shot to death on her wedding day by a jilted ex. Jealousy (like Greed, Envy, etc) can get us in a lot of trouble.


47 posted on 04/26/2014 6:19:46 AM PDT by momtothree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

This is second school stabbing in the last few weeks. Where are the calls for controlling knives as according to the liberals it’s the weapon that causes these tragedies.


48 posted on 04/26/2014 6:24:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mercat
There’s a whole genre in country western/blue grass called Murder Ballads. Often its when the girl is pregnant. Often sung by the dead girl. Tom Dooley comes to mind. I think Barbara Allen is also one that goes back centuries.

Judy Collins: Pretty Polly. An even more mysterious situation.

49 posted on 04/26/2014 6:28:12 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

The perp is giving his middle finger to the world in that pic. Angry, disturbed teen, not a “class clown.” Will we ever know what meds he’s been forced to take for years (e.g., Ritalin), and how his parents, psychiatrists, psychologists, and school bureaucrats have twisted him. And that’s not including music, TV, movies, video games, social media, etc.


50 posted on 04/26/2014 6:29:19 AM PDT by twister881
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson