MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Jonathan Law High School community in Milford is mourning another loss after a junior passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. Police haven’t released any information regarding the details of how she died.
In a statement, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Feser says Laura Gonzalez was “a caring, kind, bright young woman with an ever-present smile. She was an honor student and an active member of the Law community” and a friend to all she encountered.
“My heart goes out to the family,” said Joni Henning. “I lost my son three years ago. That pain is not something I’d wish on my worst enemy.”
Gonzalez was a top student who ranked fifth in her class, a member of the National Honor Society, and a recent recipient of the Wellesley Brook Award of excellence in the classroom and in person achievement. She received multiple academic awards throughout her time at Jonathan Law, including the All School Academic Award in Journalism.
A spirit rock in front of the school has been painted in Gonzalez’s honor.
Just last year, the same school was rocked by tragedy. Maren Sanchez, 16, was stabbed to death inside the school allegedly by a fellow classmate.