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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Crisis counseling offered after Lincoln-Sudbury slaying

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Crisis counselors are meeting with Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School students and their parents this morning, a day after a 16-year-old student allegedly brought a long knife to school and fatally stabbed another student.

The students and parents walked past a makeshift of memorial candles on the ground in front of the school and a sign on the front entrance that read "In Memory of James Alenson -- Our Thoughts Are With You and Your Family."

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone was expected to give a brief speech to the assemblage.

John Odgren, of Princeton, is facing a murder charge in the killing of the 15-year-old Alenson, which happened at about 7:20 a.m. yesterday after an argument erupted in a boys' bathroom. Students were just arriving for classes.

The tragedy also generated an outpouring on blogs and message boards, the Globe's Local News Updates reports today.

-- Brian Ballou

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