PICTURED: Girl, 15, ‘stabbed to death by man, 52, at high school’
IMAGE: Girl, 15, ‘stabbed to death at school by stranger, 52, who drove through security, then stabbed her in random attack’
- Alicia Reynaga was reportedly assaulted by Anthony Gray, 52, at a California school
- She was stabbed multiple times Monday morning at Stagg High School in Stockton
- She was rushed to hospital but later died of her injuries, officers said
- The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken away by the police
A 15-year-old college student is depicted at a California high school who was stabbed to death by a male intruder.
Alicia Reynaga was allegedly assaulted by 52-year-old Anthony Gray at Stagg High School in Stockton yesterday.
She was stabbed several times with a knife before being rushed to hospital, where she later died.
The school was locked up and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken away by the police.
Alicia’s heartbroken family held a vigil last night where her devastated cousin said, “I don’t understand… I really don’t.”
Police said the attack appeared random and they recovered a weapon from the scene.
Alicia Reynaga (pictured) was reportedly assaulted by 52-year-old Anthony Gray at Stagg High School in Stockton yesterday
In the photo: Suspect Gray. Reynaga was stabbed multiple times with a knife before being rushed to hospital, where she later died
The school was locked up and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken away by the police
Alicia’s heartbroken family held a vigil last night where her devastated cousin said, “I don’t understand… I really don’t.” In the photo: a general view of the school
Alicia, known as Lala, was reportedly stabbed multiple times by Gray after driving to Stagg High and violating school grounds before targeting the student.
The suspect, whose motive is still under investigation, was stopped by a school district police officer and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on a charge of murder.
The victim was remembered last night as an avid softball player at an emotional vigil hosted by her family.
Her cousin Andrea told ABC10: ‘I don’t understand… I really don’t. She didn’t deserve this, she didn’t.
“Whoever this person is, he has to answer to God now, this is not fair. It is not right. We have come together in unity.
“She’s just so sweet and kind, beautiful spirit and played softball and straight. You know a student.’
Stockton Unified School District said the motive for the stabbing was “under investigation.”
It tweeted: ‘Stagg High School is currently closed for the safety of all staff and students. An intruder approached the campus and stabbed a student.
The suspect has been arrested and the victim has been taken to hospital. The motive for the attack is under investigation.’
Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln said last night: “My heart is broken by the violence that ended the life of a young student today.”
He added: “No child should ever experience or experience such senseless acts of violence.”
Stockton Police said: ‘Detectives have arrested Anthony Grey, 52, in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old college student. Gray is in the San Joaquin County Jail for murder.”
Superintendent John Ramirez Junior added: “We would like to offer prayers to the family from all of our Stockton Unified staff. I can’t even imagine it.’
Stagg High School was set to open as normal on Tuesday morning, but with increased police presence.