MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–While the non-stop showing of love for 16 year-old Marren Sanchez continues outside Jonathan Law High School, there’s another face people can’t help but think of. Classmate Chris Plaskon stands accused of stabbing Sanchez to death because she wouldn’t go to the prom with him.
Helena, a parent who doesn’t want to give her last name, has known 16 year-old Chris Plaskon for years. Her son, also a junior went to middle school with Chris.
“It’s still a shock to me that it was him,” Helena said. “They always looked like a normal family.”
Other adults in the community share that sentiment.
“I have known his family for over 10 years. I had his older brothers in football,” said Mark Robinson, a teacher and coach at Jonathan Law. “Was there ever any evidence that this could happen from this individual? Absolutely not,” he said.
A chemistry classmate had a similar comment.
“I never saw him as someone who would do something like that. He seemed like a pretty regular kid,” the classmate said.
Helena said that after Friday’s tragedy, she couldn’t help but go over possible scenarios in her mind, and ask her kids if they noticed any warning signs whatsoever.
“He kind of started to pull away from the group and thought that maybe the kids didn’t like him as much as they used to, but they did,” Helena said. “From what I hear from my son, They did. He was a likeable person.”
She and the entire Jonathan Law community are doing everything they can to support each other right now and hope no families ever have to go through a nightmare or heartache like this.
“The fact that there is such solid support from friends and parents, I thank god for that,” Helena said.