Mayor Ben Blake released a statement about today’s tragic attack at Jonathan Law High School, and noted that counselors will be available at the school over the weekend.

“Our hearts go out to the family of Maren Sanchez, the sixteen year old junior at Jonathan Law High School who passed away this morning, and to those also affected by this tragedy,” Blake said. “I would like to assure all residents of Milford that today's incident was an isolated event. This is an active criminal investigation and the Police Department will provide updated information as it becomes available.”

Jonathan Law High School will be open and counseling services will be available throughout the weekend. The mayor said he encourages students, staff, alumni and members of the community to take advantage of the resources.