Suspect in School Attack Once Turned to Victim for Help, Friends Say
Chris Plakson, 16, is accused of fatally stabbing classmate Maren Sanchez in the hallway of a Connecticut school.
“Those who were closer to him suspected he was still struggling with mental illness, said Tyler Curtin, 16, who counted Mr. Plaskon among his best friends early on in high school. They knew he took medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and he told a friend last year that he once had been about to kill himself. He continued to come to class with cuts, friends said.”